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|WaMu Customers in Texas Get Hundreds More ATM Locations For|
Customers have convenient, fee-free access to money in 310 CVS/pharmacy stores|
HOUSTON – WaMu, (NYSE:WM) one of the nation's leading consumer and small business banks, has entered into an agreement with Cardtronics, LP to place 310 branded ATMs in CVS/pharmacy stores in the Texas metropolitan areas of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. The branded ATMs, which will feature the WaMu logo, transaction screens and printed receipts, will provide surcharge-free cash withdrawals, balance inquires and account transfers to all WaMu customers. The branded ATMs are owned and operated by Cardtronics.
“We're continuously striving to bring our customers value and make banking simpler,” said Larry Andrews, SVP and division executive for WaMu's retail bank in Texas. “By teaming up with Cardtronics and CVS/pharmacy, we're able to further expand our ATM footprint, strengthen our brand presence and deliver additional convenience for our customers by giving them more access to their money.”
WaMu has 247 branches in Texas. This expansion through CVS/pharmacy brings the total number of ATMs in Texas at which WaMu customers can make fee-free withdrawals to 670, including 282 in Houston, 273 in Dallas/Fort Worth, 63 in San Antonio and 52 in Austin.
Customers may visit www.wamu.com to locate all WaMu ATMs and the new CVS/pharmacy ATM locations across Texas.
“WaMu understands the power of bringing banking services closer to the consumer and the importance that convenience and ubiquity play in developing a stronger customer service offering,” said Keith Myers, executive vice president of financial services at Cardtronics. “We are pleased to expand our strong relationship with WaMu and to help the bank strengthen its brand presence, improve its competitive position and enhance its value to current and prospective customers in the Texas market.”
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About Washington Mutual
WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading consumer and small business banks. At June 30, 2007, WaMu and its subsidiaries had assets of $312.22 billion. The company has a history dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate more than 2,700 consumer and small business banking stores throughout the nation. WaMu's press releases are available at http://newsroom.wamu.com. Deposits at Washington Mutual are FDIC insured.
About Cardtronics, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Cardtronics is the world's largest owner/operator of ATMs with more than 31,000 locations. Cardtronics operates in every major U.S. market, at approximately 1,700 locations throughout the U.K., and at over 700 locations in Mexico. Major merchant-clients include 7-Eleven®, A&P®, Albertson's®, BP® Amoco, Chevron®, Costco®, CVS®/pharmacy, Duane Reade®, ExxonMobil®, Hess Corporation®, Rite Aid®, Sunoco®, Target®, and Walgreens®. Cardtronics also works closely with financial institutions across the United States to place their brands on Cardtronics-owned and operated ATMs at major merchant locations. These branded ATMs provide surcharge-free cash access for the financial institutions' customers while also increasing brand awareness for the financial institutions. For more information about Cardtronics, please visit http://www.cardtronics.com.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is America's largest retail pharmacy with approximately 6,200 retail locations. CVS/pharmacy is committed to serving the healthcare needs of all customers by being the easiest pharmacy for customers to use, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://www.cvs.com/pressroom, as well as http://investor.cvs.com.