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Amscot Financial Sponsors 37th Annual Calle Ocho Festival

MIAMI, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, is pleased to be a sponsor of the 37th Annual Calle Ocho festival, scheduled to take place on March 9th in the heart of Miami's Little Havana district.

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Organized by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, Calle Ocho is annually is one of the world's largest street festivals, held annually in South Florida. This year's event will bring together folkloric groups from Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Brazil parading down Southwest 8th Street from Southwest 27th Avenue to Southwest 13th Court. More than 200 dancers dressed in colorful costumes will perform to the music of their native countries, welcoming all nationalities in celebration of Calle Ocho's 37th anniversary.

Amscot associates will participate in the festival as well. At the Amscot booth, associates will invite patrons to spin a Carnaval prize wheel and present winners with bike helmets bearing Amscot's name. Look for the Amscot booth near the intersection of 8th Street and 23rd Avenue, near the Telemundo booth.

Amscot Financial was founded 25 years ago in Tampa and expanded into the South Florida market in 2012. Of Amscot's 232 branch locations within the State of Florida, 41 are located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial, said: "Calle Ocho is a celebration of the many diverse cultures in South Florida. We are proud to partner with the Kiwanis of Little Havana to be part of bringing this major event to the residents of South Florida."

About Amscot Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, cash advances, prepaid cards and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company.  Amscot Financial currently operates 232 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 1,600 employees. Amscot Financial was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work from 2007-2011. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.amscot.com.

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