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Thursday, April 17, 2008
BLACKSTONE ATTENDS ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION ASSOCIATION (ETA) NETWORKING EXPO Senior staff members serve as presenters and moderators at ETA Forum
MIAMI, FL –April 17, 2008--- Blackstone had the opportunity to network with over 3,000 attendees at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) 2008 Meeting & Expo held April 15-17, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. “We enjoy being able to discuss our products and services at such an important venue. ETA provides Blackstone with the opportunity to reach a wider market of consumers who are interested in our suite of products tailored to their specific needs,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president, Blackstone. Carlos Rodriguez was a guest speaker discussing “Banking on the Unbanked.” His presentation shed light on this growing unbanked population in the United States and describes the products that Blackstone provides for this often-overlooked group. Blackstone had the opportunity to showcase our newest product the Blackstone Merchant Services (BMS) Register System. Attendees also had the opportunity to view and utilize the BlackstoneTouch-n-Buy interactive kiosk and Blackstone point-of-sale terminals (POS). Janet Sancho, senior vice-president, Blackstone, was the moderator for “The Value Add Edge-Increase Your Sales with Non-Traditional Offerings.” This forum discussed additional services that Blackstone as well as other companies provide for consumers from merchant services, gift cards and loyalty cards, among others. About Blackstone Established in 1995, Blackstone has successfully managed to bring a complete end-to-end prepaid program to all retailers regardless of their size, through various electronic Point-of-Sale solutions and physical distribution. Blackstone's product line portfolio includes an assortment of brand-name phone cards, wireless recharge cards, mobile content products, prepaid handsets, bill payment processing, credit & debit card merchant services processing, gift cards/store value card reloads, web services and international hosting solutions. For more information, please visit our website at or contact us at 1-800-639-9590. # # #