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Redbox Announces Agreement With Kum & Go to Expand Availability of DVD Rental Kiosks

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Redbox Announces Agreement With Kum & Go to Expand Availability of DVD Rental Kiosks08:30 EDT Wednesday, April 14, 2010OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR), has announced an agreement with Kum & Go, L.C. to expand the presence of its redbox� fully automated DVD rental kiosks to more than 281 Kum & Go convenience stores nationwide this year. �Redbox kiosks are currently installed at 26 Kum & Go stores in Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. �"Redbox continues to experience strong growth as a result of our ability to deliver convenient and affordable entertainment to consumers while increasing traffic for our retail partners," said Mitch Lowe, president, redbox. �"We look forward to our expansion within Kum & Go's network of busy locations and loyal customers."Each fully automated redbox kiosk holds 630 DVDs, representing up to 200 of the newest movie releases. �Consumers simply use a touch screen to select their favorite movies, swipe a valid credit or debit card and go. �For added convenience, movie-lovers can reserve DVDs online at www.redbox.com or via an iPhone� and pick them up at the redbox location of their choice."Redbox has made a positive impact on our stores and has been very popular among our customers," said Kyle J. Krause, President and CEO, Kum & Go. "Consumers trust us to provide value and convenience and the expanded presence of redbox allows us to continue to deliver on that commitment."Redbox is currently available at more than 20,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores and Walmart and Walgreens stores in select markets. The company has served millions of consumers and rented more than 500 million DVDs to date.About RedboxRedbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), offers new release DVD rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. �Redbox has rented more than 500 million DVDs and is available at more than 20,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores, and Walmart and Walgreens locations in select markets. �For more information, visit www.redbox.com.About Kum & Go, L.C.Kum & Go has maintained 50 years of dedicated community commitment, each year returning at least 10 percent of its profits to the communities it serves. Kum & Go is the 3rd largest private owner operator of convenience stores in the United States. Founded on exceptional customer service, Kum & Go is a pioneer in the convenience store industry. The family-owned company began in 1959 in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 430 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). Thanks to the efforts of its more than 3,600 associates, Kum & Go convenience stores continue to lead the industry in customer service and convenience. In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the well-known Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks. For more information about Kum & Go, visit www.kumandgo.com.Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including phrases conveying expectation or intent and other expressions identifying future performance. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance which may vary materially from performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar, Inc or. redbox as well as those of third parties and from risks and uncertainties beyond our control. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in the number and timing of anticipated installations and the termination, non-renewal or renegotiation on materially adverse terms of contract terms with our significant retailers. The foregoing risks and uncertainties are illustrative, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review "Risk Factors" described in our most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar, Inc.'s expectations as of the date of this release. Coinstar, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.SOURCE RedboxFor further information: Chris Goodrich of JSH&A Public Relations, +1-630-932-1028, christopher@jsha.com, for Redbox; or Meggan Kring of Kum & Go, +1-515-457-6259, mjk@kumandgo.com