Western Union and Meijer Ink Deal to Continue Longstanding Relationship

February 11, 2015

More than 200 Meijer locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky will continue to offer Western Union® services

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced it will continue its more than 10-year relationship with Meijer, Inc., one of the Midwest region’s most prominent supercenters. The renewed relationship includes Western Union Money Transfer® and money order services.

Under the terms of the agreement, customers at more than 200 Meijer store locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky will be able to send money to nearly half a million Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories.

Carter Hunt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Western Union U.S., said, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Meijer, and we remain committed to bringing our customers the high level of customer service and innovation they have come to expect from our company.”

“At Western Union, our Agent relationships—both major and independent retailers—are the cornerstone of our business, and Meijer is a prime example of a strong and lasting Agent alliance,” said Hunt. “These relationships enhance customer loyalty by bringing together two recognized and trusted brands.”

Western Union and Meijer are both companies with a rich and extensive heritage, founded in 1851 and 1934, respectively.

Western Union services are available at most Meijer Customer Service Desks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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. As of December 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.


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