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Western Union and H-E-B Renew Agreement to Offer Money Transfer, Money Orders Throughout Texas.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in money transfer services, today announced that it has renewed its agreement to offer Western Union Money Transfer and Money Order services through H-E-B, one of the fastest-growing privately owned retail chains in the U.S.

Together, Western Union and H-E-B have a long history of offering consumers quality financial services. H-E-B, which has more than 300 stores in Texas and Mexico, began offering Western Union services more than 25 years ago. This most recent agreement ensures that H-E-B customers will continue to have access to these value-added services at all 236 H-E-B Business Center locations. In addition, 262 H-E-B locations will offer Western Union Money Orders(SM).

"H-E-B is committed to providing exceptional customer service," said Will Hileman, Vice President, Services, H-E-B. "Our long relationship with Western Union - a trusted brand throughout the world - is part of that commitment. We find that our customers appreciate the convenience of one-stop shopping for groceries, money orders, and money transfers to friends and family."

"H-E-B has been an important part of the Western Union Agent network for more than 25 years," said Christina Gold, President and CEO of The Western Union Company. "Consumers trust H-E-B to provide them with quality goods and services - including the financial services offered by Western Union. We are pleased to continue this important relationship and to providing consumers with the highest level of convenience, reliability, service and value."

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leading provider of global money transfer services. Together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, 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 approximately 300,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

About H-E-B

For more than 100 years, H-E-B has been an innovative retailer. Known for its fresh food products and convenient services, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and low prices. H-E-B employs more than 60,000 partners and serves customers in more than 150 communities throughout Texas and Mexico. For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.heb.com.

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