February 22, 2011
BETHESDA, MD - (February 22, 2011)
– Allpoint Network, a Cardtronics, Inc. affiliate (NASDAQ: CATM) and the operator of the largest surcharge-free ATM network, has entered into a long-term agreement with APTUS Financial, an independent ATM operator headquartered in Portland, Oregon, to enable surcharge-free access at over 1,000 ATMs across more than 20 states to the Allpoint's 1,100 plus member issuers and their more than 25 million cardholders.
"Continuing to increase the scale and density of surcharge-free access provides our member banks and credit unions with a strong convenience message to their cardholders and allows our member prepaid issuers to compete more effectively for new business," said Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint.
"The ability of Allpoint to drive traffic to ATMs and the retail locations where they are placed is well proven," stated Rick Holt, President of APTUS Financial. "Allpoint puts significant effort into driving network value through its mobile ATM locator apps, online tools, financial institution marketing and other initiatives. This makes Allpoint an ideal partner for APTUS as we look to increase transaction volumes across our portfolio."
About APTUS Financial:
APTUS Financial connects banks, credit unions, and retailers with ATM solutions to match their unique needs. We've been offering 24-hour service and quality products for over 10 years. Through our long established relationships with ATM manufacturers, networks and financial institutions, APTUS Financial is proud to be a leader in ATM sales, ATM leasing and management services. For more information, visit www.aptusfinancial.com.
Allpoint is the largest surcharge-free ATM network with over 43,000 ATMs in leading national and regional merchant locations across the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Australia. Allpoint provides greater access, convenience, and savings to customers of financial institutions while providing such institutions the tools to compete more effectively for customers. For more information or to find the nearest Allpoint surcharge-free ATM, please visit: www.AllpointNetwork.com.
Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) is the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs. The Company operates over 33,200 ATMs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Caribbean, primarily with well-known retailers such as 7-Eleven®, Chevron®, Costco®, CVS/pharmacy®, ExxonMobil®, Hess®, Rite Aid®, Safeway®, Target®, and Walgreens®. Cardtronics also assists in the operation of approximately 4,000 ATMs under managed services contracts with customers such as Kroger®, Travelex®, and Circle K®. In addition to its retail ATM operations, the Company provides services to large and small banks, credit unions, and prepaid card issuers allowing them to place their brands on over 12,000 Cardtronics' ATMs and providing surcharge-free access through Cardtronics' Allpoint Network. For more information, visit www.cardtronics.com.
Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint Network
Thomas Pierce, Chief Marketing Officerd
Rick Holt, President
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