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First Data SpendTrend Indicator for January

The following table shows monthly same-store consumer spending compiled by First Data Corporation’s SpendTrend indicator.

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                             Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.
                             2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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                          -------------------YoY%---------------------
Overall Dollar Volume        7.0%   6.9%   7.3%   9.4%   9.5%   9.0%
Overall Average Ticket      -0.2%  -0.1%   1.1%    n/a   2.2%   1.6%
                          ----------Transaction Growth Change---------
Credit                       7.8%   6.1%   4.9%   9.9%  11.0%  11.7%
Signature Debt               6.4%   7.0%   6.4%   6.3%   6.0%   5.7%
PIN Debit                    8.2%   7.3%   7.3%   7.4%   5.8%   5.6%
Check                       -9.5% -10.2% -10.8% -10.8%  -9.6% -10.2%
                          ---------Dollar Volume Growth Change--------
Credit                       8.5%   6.8%   7.3%  10.2%  11.9%  12.4%
Signature Debt               4.8%   6.2%   7.3%   7.6%   5.8%   4.9%
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                             Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.
                             2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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PIN Debit                    7.0%   7.9%   7.6%   9.9%   9.2%   7.0%
Check                       -4.4%  -5.9%  -7.6% -12.1%  -9.5% -11.0%
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SOURCE: First Data Corporation

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