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6220 Stoneridge Mall Road

Pleasanton, CA 94588

United States

Phone: 925-226-9990

Fax: 925-226-9083

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer a range of prepaid gift, telecom, and debit cards, in physical and electronic forms, as well as related prepaid products and payment services in the United States and 20 other countries. The company is a subsidiary of Safeway Inc. The company is a third-party distributor of gift cards worldwide. Its retail network connects to approximately 650 content providers and approximately 180,000 active retail distribution locations, providing access to various consumer visits per week. In addition, the company sells physical and electronic gift cards to consumers through online distributors and its Website, Through its acquisition of InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, LLC (InteliSpend) in 2013, the company also distributes prepaid products through approximately 2,000 business partners for their incentives, rewards, and loyalty programs. Products and Services Prepaid products that the company offers are ‘activated’ when a consumer loads funds (with cash or with a debit or credit card payment) at a retail store location or online or when a business loads awards or incentives onto a card for subsequent redemption or use. The company also provides reload for reloadable prepaid products, including prepaid telecom accounts and general-purpose reloadable (GPR) cards. As of December 28, 2013, the company had agreements with approximately 650 content providers. Gift Card Products Closed Loop (Private-Branded) Gift Cards: The company distributes gift cards in categories, including digital media and e-commerce, dining, electronics, entertainment, fashion, gasoline, home improvement, and travel. Gift cards that it distributes for sale directly to consumers in physical or online locations carry no consumer fees, and funds associated with the cards do not expire. Open Loop (Network-Branded) Gift Cards: The company distributes single-use, non-reloadable gift cards carrying the American Express, MasterCard, and Visa brands in its retail channels. It also serves as a program manager for its proprietary Visa gift cards that the company distributes. Prepaid Telecom Products The company distributes a range of prepaid wireless or cellular cards used to load airtime onto the prepaid handsets. It also purchases handsets from manufacturers and sells them for a markup at its distribution partner locations. The company offers prepaid telecom cards from all the major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint’s Boost Network and Virgin Mobile brands, T-Mobile, TracFone, and Verizon. Prepaid Financial Services Products (Open Loop Reloadable) GPR Cards: The company program manages and distributes a proprietary, bank-issued GPR card that it has branded PayPower. The company distributes GPR cards provided by Green Dot and NetSpend. GPR cards have features similar to a bank checking account, including fee-free direct deposit, in-store and online purchasing capability wherever a credit card is accepted, bill payment and ATM cash access. GPR Reload Network: The company offers a proprietary reload network named Reloadit, which allows consumers to reload funds onto their purchased GPR cards, including its PayPower GPR card and certain other third-party GPR cards. It remits funds directly to the card issuing bank once the consumer instructs the company to transfer funds from their Reloadit Pack to their GPR card, which is done either on a Website or through the telephone. The company also distributes Green Dot’s Money Pack product. Incentives and Rewards Products In 2013, the company purchased InteliSpend, which expanded its distribution channels to include businesses that offer prepaid cards for their incentives and rewards programs. Its InteliSpend business unit also sells its solutions through approximately 300 channel partners who offer a range of incentives products in the United States and Canada. The InteliSpend business unit’s incentives solutions include non-reloadable debit cards, reloadable debit cards that allow multiple incentives and rewards to be loaded onto a recipi


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