Direct Capital Honored as Top 10 Private Company in NH

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (November 4, 2010)) – Direct Capital, a division of CIT Bank, N.A., an equipment financing firm based in Portsmouth, N.H., has been ranked eighth on Business NH Magazine's prestigious list of New Hampshire's Top 100 Private Companies. The Company was also ranked the 12th fastest growing company in the state, a notable achievement in the current economy.

Business NH Magazine's Top 100 Private Companies list is compiled from thousands of companies across New Hampshire and provides valuable insights into the statewide economy and business trends.

"We are honored to receive this designation and look forward to helping drive the NH economy forward," said Steve Lankler, Direct Capital’s Vice President of Marketing.

About Direct Capital

Established in 1993, Direct Capital provides specialty finance solutions, including commercial equipment financing , commercial and loans. Direct Capital markets its services through direct relationships with businesses and through partnerships with vendors, dealers, and manufacturers of capital equipment. Superb execution on its exceptional and unique direct service delivery model is the cornerstone of Direct Capital's success in an increasingly commoditized financial services industry. Direct Capital is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH and operates offices in New York, California, Chicago, Detroit, Ohio, Iowa, and New London, NH.

About QualServ

QualServ is a leading manufacturer of custom wood and metal fixtures. In addition, QualServ is a premier provider of installation services and distributor of world-class equipment and supplies to the foodservice and retail industries. As a leading provider of integrated solutions, QualServ is recognized for delivering efficiency, quality and value through innovation, purchasing power, unparalleled engineering and industryleading fabrication capabilities.