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Thursday, September 19, 2002
Miami, Florida – September 19, 2002 – Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products, proudly announces that it has been named by South Florida CEO magazine to their annual list of the Top 500 Companies in South Florida. Each year, South Florida CEO magazine, through its South Florida 500, creates a definitive list of the top players – the top 100 public companies, the top 200 privately-held companies and the 200 largest private-sector employers - in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, one of the most vibrant business regions in the United States. Blackstone was named to the list of Top 200 Private Companies in South Florida – each with $73 million or more in 2001 revenues. Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone is privately owned, and managed by a team of executives experienced in payment processing, networking, information services, retailing and telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one POS terminal to the benefit of end-users around the world. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590. Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.