Customers Have Convenient, Fee-Free Access to Money in More Than
70 CVS/pharmacy Stores
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2008--Washington Mutual, Inc.
("WaMu") (NYSE:WM), one of the nation's leading consumer and small
business banking companies, has entered into an agreement with
Cardtronics to brand more than 70 ATMs in CVS/pharmacy stores in
Georgia. 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, between
their primary accounts, to all WaMu customers with either an ATM Card
or Debit MasterCard(R). These branded ATMs are owned and operated by
"We've now teamed up with Cardtronics and CVS/pharmacy in four
states," said Tom McDermott, SVP and division executive for WaMu's
retail bank in Georgia. "Our successful partnership means 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."
This expansion through CVS/pharmacy brings the total number of
surcharge-free ATMs in Georgia to more than 180.
Customers may visit www.wamu.com to locate all WaMu ATMs and the
new CVS/pharmacy ATM locations.
"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
Georgia," said Brian Archer, chief marketing officer at Cardtronics.
WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading
consumer and small business banks. At June 30, 2008, WaMu and its
subsidiaries had assets of $309.73 billion. The company has a history
dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate
approximately 2,300 consumer and small business banking stores
throughout the nation. WaMu's financial reports and news releases are
available at www.wamu.com/ir.
About Cardtronics, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM) is the
world's largest operator of ATMs. Cardtronics operates over 32,600
ATMs across its portfolio with ATMs in every major U.S. market as well
as approximately 2,350 ATMs throughout the UK and 1,425 ATMs in
Mexico. Major merchant-clients include 7-Eleven(r), Chevron(r),
Costco(r), CVS(r)/pharmacy, Duane Reade(r), ExxonMobil(r), Rite
Aid(r), Safeway(r), Sunoco(r), Target(r), and Walgreens(r).
Complementing its ATM operations, Cardtronics works with financial
institutions of all sizes to provide their customers with convenient
cash access and deposit capabilities through ATM branding, surcharge
free programs, and image deposit. Over 9,500 Cardtronics owned and
operated ATMs currently feature bank brands. For more information
about Cardtronics, please visit www.cardtronics.com.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is
America's largest retail pharmacy with 6,300 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.
WaMu and the WaMu logo are trademarks of Washington Mutual, Inc.,
or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their
Gary Kishner, 818-775-4234
SOURCE: Washington Mutual, Inc.