Western Union Prepared To Meet Consumer Demand and Expand Money Transfer Services From U.S. to Cuba

Western Union Prepared To Meet Consumer Demand and Expand Money Transfer Services From U.S. to Cuba

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Apr 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in money transfer services, announced today its more than 3,000 current Cuba-enabled Agent locations in the U.S. and its 153 Agent locations in Cuba are fully operational and ready to continue supporting consumers following the decision by the Obama Administration to ease all restrictions on sending money to family members in Cuba.

“We have consistently connected families in the U.S. with loved ones in all Cuban provinces since 1999, and we look to expand our network to better serve our consumers both in the U.S. and Cuba consistent with the Administration’s decision,” said Stewart Stockdale, Executive Vice President and President, The Americas Western Union.

“We have a long tradition of offering our reliable money transfer services to the Cuban community here and in Cuba and look forward to continuing to provide a convenient way for families to send money to Cuba.”

In accordance with the laws of the U.S. Treasury Department, Western Union has been providing money transfer services from the U.S. to Cuba since 1999.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global money transfer services. Together with its Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded money transfer services, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. It operates through a network of more than 375,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com

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