Western Union Responds to Hurricane Sandy Business Wire ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- October 31, 2012 To help the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy,The Western Union Company(NYSE: WU) and The Western Union Foundationtoday announced a series of disaster relief efforts. Direct Support through Grantmaking: The Western Union Foundation will provide a total of $75,000 in combined grants to organizations supporting disaster relief efforts in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Grant recipients include the American Red Cross, to provide impacted communities in the U.S. with shelter, food and basic necessities, and the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to support rebuilding efforts in Jamaica and Cuba. Mobilizing Consumer Giving: Western Union is also enabling consumers in the U.S. to give to theAmerican Red Crossas part of a “no transfer fee” program usingthe Western Union®Quick Collect® or Payments ServiceForm through participating Western Union®Agent locations across the U.S. Consumers need to complete the blue form,using "American Red Cross” as the Pay To recipient; “REDCROSS DC” as the Code City, along with “Hurricane Relief” in the account field.This consumer-giving option will be available throughNovember 30, 2012. Motivating Employee and Agent Giving: To encourage and support employee philanthropy, Western Union, through The Western Union Foundation, will matchall employee donations to the foundation two-for-one for U.S.-based employees. Western Unionis also encouraging its Agents to join together in supporting relief efforts. Under its Agent Gift Match program, Western Union will provide a dollar-for-dollar match of qualifying Agent contributions to NGOs providing disaster relief support in the impacted regions. Employees and consumers can give online by using the “Donate Now” button: www.westernunionfoundation.org. “Western Union is closely monitoring the impact of Hurricane Sandy,” said Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Senior Vice President Social Ventures, Western Union and President, The Western Union Foundation. “We recognize the need to help balance immediate support and long-term needs and will continue to work with our Agents, employees and NGOs in support of the communities we serve.” AboutWestern Union TheWestern 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 Unionprovides 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 ofSeptember 30, 2012, theWestern Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, TheWestern Union Companycompleted 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving$81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com. AboutThe Western Union Foundation The Western Union Foundationis dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. With the support of theWestern Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, theWestern Union Foundationworks to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world. Since its inception, theWestern Union Foundationhas awarded more than$81.7 millionin grants to more than 2,551 nongovernmental organizations in more than 124 countries and territories. To learn more, visitwww.westernunionfoundation.org. WU-G Contact: Western Union Daniel Diaz, +1 720-332-5564 daniel.diaz@WesternUnion.com
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