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Western Union Prize Award ceremony – African Customer Announcement

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The Western Union Company, (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, has today announced the grand prize winner of its Africa and Zimbabwe money transfer promotion.

The competition, which ran from  5 November to 31  December 2012, gave Western Union consumers the chance to win cash prizes by transferring money home. There was one winner each day for both Zimbabwe and Africa, with 112 winners in total over the promotional period. Consumers who sent two or more transactions were entered into a draw to win an impressive £2,500, with two lucky winners bagging the jackpot.

Ana Paula Cabrita de Almeida, Thanks Mutange, Bintou Berthe, Patrick Da, Sophie Baderha Nyamudigi

Ana Paula Cabrita de Almeida, Thanks Mutange, Bintou Berthe, Patrick Da, Sophie Baderha Nyamudigi

To celebrate, Western Union invited selected winners to a Prize giving ceremony in London’s West End on 19th February. Petra Lovgren, Marketing Manager for Western Union’s UK, Ireland & Nordics operations, commented:

“During the evening, we got the chance to meet and chat with our winners. We also had a chance to introduce our new ‘Have you heard’ African pricing campaign, whereby consumers can send up to £100 to Africa for £4.90.”

Bintou Berthe, one of our Super Prize winners from the Ivory Coast who sent two transactions during December and was the lucky winner of the £2,500 grand prize, said:

“I’m so happy, I could not believe it! I always send money back home to my family in Africa, they need my support. I trust Western Union:it is a convenient service and money arrives reliably and on time.”

Thanks Mutange, who sent money using our Next Day service to his family in Botswana, said:

It means a lot, I’ve never won anything like this before. I will take my family out for dinner this Friday. All you need to do is go down to a Western Union Agent and your family will receive the money the next day or in minutes. Western Union is one of the most convenient companies when it comes to sending money home.”

Patrick Da, who sent to a loved one in Burkina Faso and won £100, commented:

This makes me feel proud. I am just going to send the money back to my family. I was just trying my luck. Just for fun.”

Western Union’s sponsorship of the UEFA Europa League continues, with the 32 remaining clubs kicking off the knockout phase on 14 February with a series of intriguing match-ups.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning VIP tickets for one of this games, it’s simple. Just make your way down to any Western Union Agent location anywhere in the UK between now and 1st April 2013 and complete a Western Union® Money Transfer.

Promotional terms and conditions apply. To find out more, go to your local Western Union location.

Western Union Community Consultants

Romaric Atchourou, Oksana Levkovych, Willy Mutenza, Petra Lovgren, Dennis Tawiah and sam Ochieng

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