Green Dot Announces the Appointment of Sam Altman to Its Board of Directors
PASADENA, Calif. -- March 6, 2013
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) today announced the appointment of Sam
Altman, Executive Vice President of Mobile Products and Strategy for Green
Dot, to its Board of Directors, effective March 4, 2013. Mr. Altman will serve
as a Class I director. The Green Dot Corporation board of directors is now
comprised of eight members.
Chairman Steve Streit stated: "Sam brings to our board not only an important
connection to Silicon Valley, but also a valuable perspective on our Company's
products and technology. Sam will also continue as an executive of the Company
in his current role as EVP/Mobile Products and Strategy. All of us on the
Green Dot board welcome his future contributions."
Sam Altman joined Green Dot in March 2012 upon the Company’s acquisition of
Loopt, Inc., a pioneer in mobile user interface design, real-time
location-based mobile rewards marketing, and geo-location application
technology that Sam co-founded in 2005. Mr. Altman was featured in Inc.
Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and BusinessWeek’s Tech’s Best
Entrepreneurs. Additionally, he is a part-time partner at Y Combinator, and
advises a number of Silicon Valley startups.
About Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is a Bank Holding Company with a mission to reinvent
personal banking for the masses. Its market leading brand of prepaid debit
cards and prepaid reload services are available to consumers at more than
60,000 retail locations nationwide and online at greendot.com. The company is
headquartered in Pasadena, California with technology offices in Mountain
View, California and Westlake Village, California and its bank subsidiary,
Green Dot Bank, located in Provo, Utah.
For Green Dot Corporation
Christopher Mammone, 626-765-2427
Liz Brady DiTrapano, 646-277-1226
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