NASDAQ Welcomes Blackhawk Network (NDAQ:HAWK) to The NASDAQ Stock Market
NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Blackhawk Network common stock
(Nasdaq:HAWK) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Friday, April 19, 2013.
Blackhawk Network, now listed under the ticker symbol HAWK, is a leading
provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and
businesses. Blackhawk Network is a subsidiary of Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY).
Safeway remains Blackhawk Network's majority shareholder.
Blackhawk Network offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card,
telecom and financial service brands through its platform, Gift Card Mall™,
which offers a broad range of gift cards delivered via email or traditional
mail. Gift Card Mall, with access to160 millioncustomer visitseach week, is
availablethrough a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience,
pharmacy, specialty stores, Internet retailers and mobile channels,including
"Blackhawk Network offers customers a variety of convenient options for
shopping and sending gifts from their favorite brands by providing gift cards
from a wide range of retailers and other card providers," said Bob McCooey,
Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX."NASDAQ congratulates Blackhawk Network on
their successful listing and we are proud to welcome them to our family of
listed companies.We greatly look forward to our partnership with Blackhawk
Network and look forward to continue supporting the company and its
shareholders in the years to come."
NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative,
industry-leading companies such as Blackhawk Network. NASDAQ is home to many
of Blackhawk Networks' gift card retail providers, including Starbucks,
Amazon.com, Staples, Groupon and Bed Bath & Beyond.
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