Western Union Highlights Accomplishments and Strengths at 2009 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

Western Union Highlights Accomplishments and Strengths at 2009 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hosting the third annual stockholders’ meeting of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), President and Chief Executive Officer Christina Gold today reiterated the company’s strategy and emphasized its commitment to delivering value to shareholders.

Approximately 89.54 percent of the shares entitled to vote were represented at the meeting in person or proxy. All voting results are preliminary. The stockholders voted to re-elect Roberto G. Mendoza, Michael A. Miles, Jr. and Dennis Stevenson to serve new three-year terms as members of the board of directors.

Stockholders also voted to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as Western Union’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2009.

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 combined network of more than 379,000 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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