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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Joaquin A. Fernandez named President of Blackstone.
Miami, Florida – June 26, 2006 - Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, announced today Joaquin A. Fernandez has been named President of Blackstone. As President, Fernandez will direct overall company strategy and continue to position Blackstone as the leader of the prepaid industry. Fernandez previously served as Blackstone's Chief Financial Officer, developing and managing Blackstone's short and long-range financial plans and establishing company-wide objectives, policies, programs and procedures to insure Blackstone’s continuously sound financial structure. According to Luis Arias, Blackstone's Founder & CEO, "Joaquin has been a tremendous asset to Blackstone over the past four and a half years. He has successfully managed the companies’ finances, developed and implemented long-term financial goals, which have contributed to our growth and diversification. Our ongoing growth is a direct reflection of Joaquin's leadership; I am thrilled to name him Blackstone's President." A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country's largest providers of prepaid products and services through over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential - from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks - Blackstone offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. 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.