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Western Union and The Pantry to Offer Western Union(R) goCASH Service

Thursday, August 11, 2011 08:00 AM
The Pantry's Kangaroo Express Stores to Provide goCASH Service, a U.S. In-lane Money Transfer Service from Western Union

CARY, N.C. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payments, and The Pantry, Inc., the leading independently-operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., announced today an agreement to offer the Western Union(R) goCASHSM service, an in-lane money-transfer service from Western Union.

The Western Union(R) goCASHSM service will enable consumers to pay for a domestic or global money transfer while shopping at more than 1,650 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states. The Pantry agreement builds upon Western Union's go-to-market strategy and complements Western Union's consumer experience.

"Our services continue to gain momentum with consumers. Western Union sees the goCASH service as an opportunity to strengthen its relationship and value proposition with consumers seeking convenient services, and mass market retailers preferring to efficiently manage services at the check-out counter," said Victoria López-Negrete, Senior Vice President and GM North America, Western Union.

With the goCASHSM service, consumers will have the option to select any of three principal amounts ranging from $50; $100; and $200, and the goCASHSM package can be purchased for both domestic and international money transfers. Once purchased, the sender will need to complete the transaction online or over the phone through a Western Union customer service representative and provide the money-transfer information to the receiver.

"Kangaroo Express stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, as well as gasoline and other ancillary services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its guests. Adding the Western Union goCASHmoney transfer service, available at the counter, provides another time-saving option for our store guests," said John Fisher, Senior Vice President of Marketing, The Pantry.

The Western Union(R) goCASHSM service will be available this fall at Kangaroo Express stores. The Pantry stores offer a broad selection of hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods and gasoline as part of a wide assortment of merchandise and services that support consumer on-the-go lifestyles. The Pantry's Kangaroo Express stores are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. The Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services are offered through a combined network of approximately 470,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2010, The Western Union Company completed 214 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $76 billion of principal between consumers, and 405 million business payments. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com.

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SOURCE: Western Union

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