MasterCard, Fuel Rewards Network™ Program Join to Drive Savings at the Pump

  MasterCard, Fuel Rewards Network™ Program Join to Drive Savings at the Pump

    New Alliance Activates Everyday Spending and Increases Consumer Value

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Business Wire

PURCHASE, N.Y. & DALLAS -- January 31, 2013

MasterCard and Excentus today announced an agreement in which MasterCard will
become the exclusive payments partner of the Fuel Rewards Network™ (FRN)
program, a rewards program that helps consumers earn valuable savings and
instantly reduce the price of gasoline at the pump.

When FRN™ Members shop and dine with participating grocery stores, retailers,
restaurants, Shell stations and nearly 700 online mall merchants, they can
earn cents per gallon savings redeemable on their next fill-up. To date,
Members have earned a national average of $.32 per gallon in savings. Members
will soon be able to enroll their MasterCard cards in the program and gain
additional rewards when they use these cards to pay for groceries and other
purchases at participating merchants.

“We have a long history of providing our cardholders with unique experiences
and added value beyond just transactions,” said Craig Vosburg, group executive
of U.S. Market Development for MasterCard. “Our relationship with the Fuel
Rewards Network extends this best-in-class loyalty platform to benefit
issuers, merchants and cardholders. This program has real value in helping
cardholders save at the pump, while increasing their loyalty to participating
merchants and issuers.”

“Every day, Fuel Rewards Network Members are taking advantage of their
shopping and dining activities to turn shopping power into savings power on
every gallon of fuel they pump at participating Shell stations,” said Dickson
Perry, founder and CEO of Excentus, parent company of the Fuel Rewards Network
program. “There are roughly 200 million American drivers who have the
potential to benefit from this program. We are thrilled to work with
MasterCard to provide this unique benefit to both our current and prospective

About MasterCard

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global payments industry. We operatethe world’s fastest payments processing
network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and
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About Fuel Rewards Network

By shopping with participating Shell stations, grocery stores, retailers,
restaurants, online merchants and more, Fuel Rewards Network™ (FRN) Members
have the opportunity to earn Fuel Rewards® savings on almost everything they
buy through the Fuel Rewards Network program. Fuel Rewards savings earned from
all FRN™ programs are combined in Members' FRN Accounts allowing Members to
save big at the pump. Fuel Rewards savings are redeemable at participating
Shell stations. For more information, visit

About Excentus

Excentus Corporation is the creator of and patent-holder for marketing
programs and services that utilize price roll down discounts at the pump as
the ultimate consumer reward. Excentus has spent more than fifteen years
developing and perfecting the Fuel Rewards Network™ program’s technology and
program features to make it easy for consumers to save money on fuel and
convenient for businesses to build loyalty and create value for customers. The
growing Fuel Rewards Network™ program provides Members with the opportunity to
earn free fuel simply by purchasing the things they normally would from more
than 1,000 retail locations, nearly 700 online merchants, and 10,000+
restaurants, and redeeming their rewards at participating fuel stations across
the country. To date, Excentus has helped more than 10 million consumers save
hundreds of millions of dollars on fuel. Excentus currently holds nine patents
on the technology behind the cents per gallon model and licenses various uses
of its patent portfolio to provide private-label fuel discount programs
through its business unit, Centego II, LLC. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
Excentus was founded in 1996 and is a privately held company with more than
150 employees. For more information please visit


Beth Kitchener, 914-319-9298
Scott Wetzel, 972-793-6796
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