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Thursday, December 27, 2001
BLACKSTONE MAKES ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED WAY
Blackstone (www.blackstoneonline.com), one of the nation’s leading providers of electronic prepaid products and services proudly continues their support of the United Way for a second year. According to Clare Morgan, Blackstone’s director of corporate communications, “As a company, we wanted to select a charity to support that matched our corporate personality. The United Way is an ideal match as they provide services for all ages directly in our community.” The United Way is the largest private funder of human services in Miami-Dade County. United Way contributions reach people in need through more than 250 health and human care programs, agencies and community initiatives. Dollars raised through the United Way are distributed among our six impact areas: helping children achieve success; making families strong; caring for our elderly; staying healthy and well; promoting economic independence; and responding to emergencies. 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, oil & gas and prepaid telecommunications. Under their direction, Blackstone has developed ongoing distribution relationships with internationally recognized companies such as AT&T, VoiceStream, ADMA, Americatel, Cingular, Embratel, Hypercom, Qwest and Universal Savings Bank. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one terminal to the benefit of merchants across the United States. For more information on Blackstone please call 1-800-639-9590 or visit our website at www.blackstoneonline.com. Blackstone POS and Blackstone ISP are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.