Coinstar, Inc. Appoints James S. Pinckney Corporate Leader, Strategy and Operations

   Coinstar, Inc. Appoints James S. Pinckney Corporate Leader, Strategy and

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR),
a leading provider of automated retail solutions, today announced that James
S. Pinckney joined the company's executive leadership team this month as the
corporate leader, strategy and operations, a newly-created position. Pinckney
has more than 25 years of international general management, strategy and sales
experience from Lenovo, Microsoft Corp., The Sabre Group and Hitachi Data
Systems Corp.


Pinckney will manage strategy, supply chain and facilities, customer support
and deployment, and communications functions at Coinstar. As a member of the
executive team, he reports to J. Scott Di Valerio, the company's chief
financial officer and next chief executive officer. As announced earlier this
month, Di Valerio will succeed current CEO Paul Davis, who is retiring on
March 31, 2013.

"Coinstar has nearly tripled its revenue in the past three years and continues
to grow as we expand our offerings and focus on our automated retail
strategy," said Di Valerio. "We brought James on board to help drive
strategic functions in this next phase of our growth. He is a proven leader
with an exceptional ability to develop effective strategies and lead teams
through successful execution, and we look forward to his contributions here at

Pinckney's previous roles included vice president of North America Transaction
Business at Lenovo where he led a $1 billion revenue-generating business unit
that delivered product and channel marketing expertise, including strategy and

Prior to Lenovo, Pinckney held a number of roles at Microsoft over a period of
nine years. His last position was as vice president of Worldwide Field Sales,
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) division, where he led a sales and
business development team responsible for software sales with local OEM
partners around the world.

While at The Sabre Group, Pinckney was vice president of Airline Solutions
responsible for sales and the delivery of consulting and professional services
to regional airlines in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Pinckney also spent six years with Hitachi Data Systems Corp., serving as vice
president of product services and support, central region, providing software
and hardware consulting and support services to Fortune 500 companies.

Pinckney holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of
South Carolina.

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail
solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and
drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core
automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service DVD
and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The
company has approximately 42,400 Redbox DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting
kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions,
convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through
additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more
information, visit

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SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.

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