March 26, 2012 – IRVING – Ace Cash Express has been a partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2006 and has raised more than $2 million for the organization. Last October, ACE encouraged customers to use the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® Prepaid Card, which supports breast cancer research by donating a portion of consumer purchases to NBCF. Additionally, ACE associates across the nation accepted donations for NBCF and in return, customers received a co-branded (National Breast Cancer Foundation and ACE) SLAPlet ™.
“We are very proud of our contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Jay Shipowitz, ACE CEO. “The ACE Community Fund will continue to give back to worthy causes in the communities we serve.”
“All of us at NetSpend are proud that our product provides much-needed funds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and simplifies the financial lives of our cardholders,” said Dan Henry, NetSpend CEO. “The Pink Card is a fantastic way for our cardholders to show their support for breast cancer research through their everyday purchases and we are excited it was showcased during ACE Think Pink month.”
To learn more about the Pink ACE Elite ™ Card, visit www.GetYourPinkCard.com or visit one of ACE’s 1,650 retail locations.
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. 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 The ACE Community Fund:
Established in 2003, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year’s net profit to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®:
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. NBCF provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information visit www.nbcf.org
NetSpend is a leading provider of general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid debit cards and related financial services to the estimated 60 million underbanked consumers in the United States who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services.
The Company’s mission is to develop products and services that empower underbanked consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NetSpend is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NTSP. Please visit www.netspend.com for more information.
MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Meta Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for MetaBank and its Meta Payment Systems® division. For more information visit www.metabank.com. The Pink NetSpend Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.