Blackhawk Network Announces New Agreement to Offer the

Blackhawk Network Announces New Agreement to Offer the Univision
MasterCard(R) Prepaid Card in Select Retail Locations 
Agreement Marks the First Time Cards Available in Retail Stores,
Providing Additional Convenience and Safe Shopping for Hispanic
NEW YORK, NY and PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- 
Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial
payment products, and Univision, the leading media company serving
Hispanic America, today announced an agreement making the Univision
MasterCard(R) Prepaid Card available in select grocery outlets in
California and Texas.  
"We are delighted to be working with Blackhawk Network, a leader in
the prepaid space," said Scott Scovel, Vice President and General
Manager Univision Direct, Univision Communications Inc. "Their great
network, coupled with our unique product and powerful media reach,
will enable us to bring even more value and convenience to the
Hispanic community."  
This will mark the first time that the Univision MasterCard Prepaid
Card will be available for purchase at retail. Customers can now
easily purchase the card off the store rack during their grocery
shopping. Until now, the cards were only made available for purchase
online and by phone. 
"Univision is one of the most reputable companies providing
exceptional services and products to the Hispanic community, and we
are honored to distribute its card through our extensive network of
retail partnerships," said Talbott Roche, President, Blackhawk
Network. "This new relationship is another example of the growth we
are witnessing in the prepaid category as consumers are better
understanding the benefits of using prepaid products to take control
of their finances, while making their money go farther."  
Consumers purchasing the card will receive a culturally relevant,
safe and cost-effective alternative to cash and low-balance checking
accounts. The card reduces the inconvenience and costs related to
cashing checks, prevents over-drafting and associated fees, and it
enables consumers to better track and manage spending by providing
them with the ability to monitor when and where they make purchases
with the card. The Univision MasterCard Prepaid Card can also be used
anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted, including online purchases and
bill payment.  
In conjunction with this launch, Univision will be adding a new
feature to its cards, which will make it even easier for Univision
card-members to add cash to their cards. Univision has joined
Blackhawk Network's REloadit(TM) program, which allows customers to
easily reload their prepaid card during their regular visit to the
grocery store and to other merchants who offer REloadit. The REloadit
pack retails for just $3.95. 
About Blackhawk Network
 Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway
Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments
products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card
Mall(TM) offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card,
telecom and financial service brands. Gift Card Mall, with access to
over 160 million unique customer visits each week, is available
through a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience,
pharmacy, specialty stores, Internet retailers and mobile channels,
including Headquartered in Pleasanton, California,
Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia,
Canada, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information
about Blackhawk Network visit and 
About Univision Communications Inc.
 Univision Communications Inc.
(UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its
assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the
U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language
broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S.
Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest
Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S.
Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision,
the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as
Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to
novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network
dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable
network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable
offerings -- De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson,
Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and
co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming
formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group,
which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S.
Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading
Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in
16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision
Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile
sites including, which continues to be the #1
most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics,
Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant
mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a
specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New
York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and
television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities
throughout the United States. For more information, please visit 
Marielena Santana 
Christina Witz
MWW for Blackhawk Network
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