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Western Union Responds to Colorado Wildfires

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Western Union Responds to Colorado Wildfires08:00 EDT Tuesday, July 03, 2012 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- To help the victims of the Colorado wildfires, the worst in state history, The Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) with global headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, today announced disaster relief efforts in support of the community. The Western Union Foundation will match designated employee contributions up to $50,000 to benefit the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. “The Colorado wildfires have generated a number of challenges of epic proportions for residents and businesses, prompting massive evacuations and destroying properties,” said Luella Chavez D'Angelo, senior vice president, Western Union Social Ventures and president, Western Union Foundation. “We are committed to helping the communities we serve and join the people of Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper, and the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012 during this time of need.” The Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012, first announced by Governor John Hickenlooper, benefits Colorado communities impacted by wildfires in 2012. These funds will be administered and distributed by a committee of community foundation executives appointed by the governor. About the Western Union Foundation Through Western Union's Our World, Our Family® signature program, the Western Union Foundation supports initiatives to empower people through access to economic opportunity. Recognized by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy in 2009, the program is a five-year, $50 million commitment reflecting efforts made by Western Union employees, agents and partners around the world. Since its inception, the Western Union Foundation has awarded more than $80.1 million in grants to more than 2,045 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in 109 countries and territories. To learn more, visit About Western Union The Western Union Company 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 April 24, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 500,000 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 completed 425 million business payments. For more information, visit WU-G Western UnionDan Diaz, +1