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Albertsons Signs New Contract with Coinstar to Offer Increased Services and Expand Distribution.

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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2004

New Agreement Spans Albertsons' Six Chains, Including More

Than 2,000 Grocery and Drug Store Locations

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSTR CSTR Centre for Speech Technology Research
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) today announced a new multi-year agreement with Albertsons, Inc., its second largest customer, representing approximately 13 percent of the Company's revenue in 2003. Coinstar(R) machines are currently installed in more than 1,400 Albertsons supermarket locations throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , and by the end of March 2005, the Company expects to offer coin counting and additional services in nearly all of Albertsons' grocery and drug store locations, totaling more than 2,000 distribution points.

"Albertsons is a long-standing customer, and we're delighted that they are renewing the relationship and expanding their commitment by adding additional services, new geographies, and new channels of distribution," said Rich Stillman, president of Coinstar, Inc. "We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Albertsons to generate more revenue for them, while increasing value to our shareholders."

Coinstar machines will be installed throughout the next 12-14 months in an estimated 400 Albertsons' drug stores, including Osco Drug Osco Drug is a chain of pharmacy stores which operate under Supervalu Pharmacies. Most Oscos currently can be found in Jewel supermarkets. Since 2006, Osco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu Pharmacies of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu.  and Sav-on, and nearly all of its remaining 200 uninstalled supermarket locations.

Albertsons is one of the world's largest food and drug retailers, with annual revenues of approximately $36 billion. Based in Boise, Idaho “Boise” redirects here. For other uses, see Boise (disambiguation).

Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the county seat of Ada County and the principal city of the Boise metropolitan area.
, Albertsons operates approximately 2,300 retail stores in 31 states across the United States. Its six grocery and drug banners include Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Osco Drug, Sav-on Drug, Super-Saver Foods, and Acme Markets
This article is about Acme Markets, the Philadelphia-area division of Supervalu. For the Akron, Ohio based chain, see Acme Fresh Market.
Acme Markets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu.

About Coinstar Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSTR) owns and operates the only nationwide network of supermarket-based kiosks that offer coin counting and other electronic services. The company has more than 10,000 machines linked by a sophisticated interactive network throughout the United States as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom.

This press release contains forward-looking statements forward-looking statement

A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections.
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 the expansion and growth of Coinstar, Inc.'s business that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor Safe Harbor

1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.

2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive.
 provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and  of 1995. The words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "goals," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may vary significantly from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar, Inc., as well as from risks and uncertainties beyond Coinstar, Inc.'s control. Actual results may vary significantly from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, interruption INTERRUPTION. The effect of some act or circumstance which stops the course of a prescription or act of limitation's.
     2. Interruption of the use of a thing is natural or civil.
 or delay in manufacturing or installing machines or new technology at Albertsons, continuation of Coinstars' relationships with service providers, the ability to bring new and repeat customers to Coinstar machines, additional potential competitors, the ability to identify and deploy additional product offerings, and uncertainties relating to the ultimate success of new business initiatives. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative il·lus·tra·tive  
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, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review the most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Coinstar, Inc. These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar, Inc.'s expectations as of March 11, 2004. Coinstar, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.

Coinstar is a registered trademark of Coinstar, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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