Charles Schwab Branches to Host Girl Rising Screenings Across the Country

  Charles Schwab Branches to Host Girl Rising Screenings Across the Country

 Award-winning documentary showcases the power of education and engagement to
                               change the world

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- June 9, 2014

Charles Schwab today announced that it has renewed its licensing agreement
with global action campaign Girl Rising to screen their award-winning
documentary at branches and other local venues across the country for the
benefit of clients, Schwab employees and their families. In 2013, Schwab
hosted more than 100 screenings of the film, and the new agreement runs
through the end of 2014.

Girl Rising, directed by Oscar-nominated directorRichard E. Robbins, follows
nine unforgettable young women, from nine different developing countries
including Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Cambodia. They each embark on a
journey fueled by hope, but fraught with challenges, as they strive to get an
education and improve their lives.

“At Schwab, we believe in the power of personal ownership to effect change in
our own lives and society at large,” said Kelly Livers, Charles Schwab vice
president and regional branch executive based in Atlanta. Livers is also
national chairperson for Women’s Interactive Network (WINs) at Schwab, a
community supporting and acting on the intentional inclusion of women for
their financial well-being. “The young women in Girl Rising are incredible
examples of that power, and it has been an honor to share these inspirational
stories in our local communities.”

”Many millions of children around the world lack access to education, whether
due to poverty, social norms, or accessibility. Girls, especially, face
significant barriers to the basic right of education, including obstacles such
as early and forced marriage and gender-based violence and discrimination,”
said Tara Abrahams, president of Girl Rising. “As Girl Rising draws attention
to these real and disheartening circumstances, it also showcases how young
women can overcome seemingly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.”

In addition to hosting screenings for clients and employees, some Schwab
branches are also partnering with local non-profits and schools to share Girl
Rising and its message with their broader communities.

Schwab has more than 300 branches across the country. To find a Schwab branch
and learn more about local Girl Rising screenings, visit the Schwab Branch
Locator.

About Charles Schwab

At Charles Schwab, we believe in the power of investing to help individuals
create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in
our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and
employers who serve them, and championing our clients’ goals with passion and
integrity.

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Disclosures

Through its operating subsidiaries, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:
SCHW) provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management
and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent
investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
(member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of
investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual
funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity
compensation plan services; compliance and trade monitoring solutions;
referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial,
operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors
through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank
(member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending
services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and
www.aboutschwab.com.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is not affiliated with the 10x10 Girl Rising
organization or campaign. Schwab makes no representation about the content of
their presentation.

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Contact:

Charles Schwab
Hibah Yousuf, 415-667-0507
hibah.yousuf@schwab.com
 
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