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Western Union and PODS Sign Agreement to Deliver National Walk-in Payments Network to U.S. Consumers on the Move

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Western Union and PODS Sign Agreement to Deliver National Walk-in Payments Network to U.S. Consumers on the Move08:00 EDT Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced an agreement making its national payment solutions network available to customers of PODS Enterprises, Inc., a leader in the moving and storage industry, in the United States. “Western Union is pleased to work with PODS to meet the payments needs of its on-the-move customers by delivering convenience, flexibility and an excellent customer experience through more than 43,000 participating Western Union Agent locations in the United States,” said Sanjay Gupta, senior vice president, Banking and Corporations, Western Union.” George Spowart, chief marketing officer, PODS, added, “As a leading provider of moving and storage solutions, we are happy to offer the trusted services and national network convenience of Western Union to our customers. Our customers expect convenience, flexibility, and great customer service from PODS, and the Western Union® walk-in payments solution provides an additional option for them.” PODS has seen tremendous growth, in large part because of its flexibility to provide both moving and storage in one solution. In addition, PODS serves many military families, and the strong presence of Western Union® Agent locations on military bases means service personnel and their families can benefit from urgent payments processing. About Western Union The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of December 31, 2011, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 485,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com. About PODS Enterprises, Inc. Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 350,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1,800,000 million deliveries and has over 143,000 PODS® containers in service. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637. WU-G Western UnionL?Teisha Ryan, +1 720-332-3824lteisha.ryan@westernunion.com