March 17, 2010

ACE Donates $502,225 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

DALLAS -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, and NetSpend, a pioneer of card-based prepaid financial products to underbanked consumers, announced a donation of $502,225.67 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of its mission — saving lives through early detection and providing mammograms to those in need.

Part of this donation was made possible by the sale of the pink ribbon magnets that were sold in ACE stores during the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In addition, when ACE customers use their Pink NetSpend Visa®Prepaid Card, purchased exclusively at ACE, they have the opportunity to give back as well.  Every time a customer uses this card, a percentage of the purchase is donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

“ACE Cash Express is committed to partnering with organizations that are important to our customers and our associates,” said ACE President and CEO Jay Shipowitz. “By providing this card to our customers, we are not only offering them a way to manage their finances, but also a way to contribute in the fight against breast cancer.”

“We continue to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation because of the fantastic work they do everyday to raise the awareness of this terrible disease,” said Dan Henry, CEO at NetSpend.  “As a company, one of the most important things we can do for the communities we serve is to support their well-being—be it health-related issues and education or financial literacy.  The NBCF is a first-class organization and it’s a privilege to be able to support them in everything they do.”

“National Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with ACE Cash Express and NetSpend through their Pink NetSpend Prepaid Card promotion,” said Janelle Hail, founder and CEO of National Breast Cancer Foundation.  “Through their hard work and the enthusiastic participation of their customers, ACE Cash Express and NetSpend have raised nearly $1 million in the last three years and demonstrated their compassionate caring by providing mammograms for women in need.”  

About ACE Cash Express

ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services.  ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States.  As of March 15, 2010, ACE had a network of 1,726 stores in 38 states including the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,654 company-owned stores and 72 franchised stores.  ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.

About NetSpend Corporation

NetSpend Corporation is one of the leading providers of prepaid debit cards in the United States.  A pioneer in the industry since its inception in 1999, NetSpend prepaid debit cards give financial freedom and convenience to the more than 60 million underbanked consumers in the United States.  NetSpend is the only company in the prepaid debit industry to offer an end-to-end solution for consumers and merchants with a proprietary processing platform, card fulfillment, customer service and risk management capabilities.  More information about the company can be found athttp://www.netspend.com or by following the company on Facebook or Twitter.

About National Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.  National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  National Breast Cancer Foundation provides Help for Today…Hope For Tomorrow® through an innovative online community,www.mynbcf.org, educational awareness programs, and free mammograms for women across the country.  For more information about National Breast Cancer Foundation, visit www.nbcf.org.  

The Pink NetSpend Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

About MetaBank™

MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision.  Meta Financial Group, Inc.® is the holding company for MetaBank, Meta Payment Systems®, and Meta Trust Company®.  For more information, visit www.bankmeta.com.

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The ACE Community Fund is ACE's corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education, and promote financial literacy. Please click here to view our 2016 Community Fund Annual Report.

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