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August 15, 2011 04:00 ET

Blackhawk Network Europe Honored in Eighth Annual International Business Awards(SM)

Company Growth and Expanding Partnerships Lead to Global Recognition

LONDON--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, today announced that Blackhawk Network Europe has been named a Distinguished Honoree in the Financial Services Company of the Year category of the 2011 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.

"We are proud to be recognised for the significant growth of Blackhawk Network Europe in the past year," said Jim Strabo, Managing Director, Blackhawk Network Europe. "By solidifying new partnerships with many top retailers such as Tesco, and growing our existing partnerships with retailers such as Carrefour, we will continue to serve as a convenient destination for prepaid cards to even more consumers throughout Europe."

Honorees were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations.

"We congratulate all of the honorees and look forward to recognising them for their achievements at our gala event," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the International Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, 11 October in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at

About Blackhawk Network Europe
Blackhawk Network Europe is a division of Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales. As the leading third party prepaid provider, Blackhawk offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift cards in thousands of retail locations. The company has revolutionised the way consumers give and receive gifts through the gift card destination program, which offers the convenience of buying leading retail gift cards in an exclusive network of top supermarkets, hypermarket, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and Internet retailers across the globe. Leveraging its strong retail heritage and expertise in the grocery channel, Blackhawk Network Europe currently partners with many of the top retailers in Europe. The company is authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Blackhawk Network Europe is headquartered in London with an office in Paris. In addition to the UK and France, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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