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Plymouth, MN—February 16, 2012—Nilfisk-Advance, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional floor cleaning equipment, today announces that it has formed a strategic alliance with Marlin Business Services Corp., an industry leader in providing equipment and software financing to small and midsize businesses. Marlin will provide financing options for Nilfisk-Advance industrial customers to purchase equipment needed for business purposes.

Marlin has been supporting the business community with financing options since 1997, working with equipment manufacturers and distributors in the office equipment and furniture industry. Marlin’s simple financing process, fast turnaround, high service levels and low monthly payment options will help support and promote Nilfisk-Advance product sales. With increased financing options, Nilfisk-Advance customers can cost-efficiently meet their cleaning equipment needs.

“As a trusted manufacturer of industrial floor cleaning equipment, we are continually looking for ways to bring increased value to our customers as they strive to meet their growth initiatives,” said Steve Baker, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Nilfisk-Advance. “The new financing program with Marlin will expand our customers’ equipment purchase opportunities, providing a valuable financing solution.”

“Marlin is excited to provide financing options that make it easier for businesses to take advantage of Nilfisk-Advance’s industrial equipment,” said Ed Siciliano, Marlin’s Chief Sales Officer. “This new strategic alliance will allow their customers to acquire high-quality Nilfisk-Advance products with an affordable, fixed monthly payment.”

About Nilfisk-Advance

Nilfisk-Advance is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional cleaning equipment. The company has developed professional cleaning equipment for over 100 years. Nilfisk-Advance has production facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and China, and has an extensive network of sales entities in 43 countries and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world. The company currently has over 5,000 employees worldwide, with global sales of over $1 Billion USD in 2009. Nilfisk-Advance is a part of the NKT Group and listed at NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. For more information, visit

About Marlin Business Services Corp.

Marlin Business Services Corp. is a nationwide provider of commercial equipment financing solutions primarily to small and mid-sized businesses. The Company’s subsidiary, Marlin Leasing Corporation, finances over 100 equipment categories in a segment of the market generally referred to as “small-ticket” financing (i.e., financing transactions less than $250,000). The Company was founded in 1997 and completed its initial public offering of common stock on November 12, 2003. For more information, visit or call toll free at (888) 479-9111.

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