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MasterCard Worldwide Waives Fees on Donations to Haitian Aid Efforts

PURCHASE, N.Y., January 14, 2010 - MasterCard Worldwide announced that it will waive interchange fees on Haitian relief donations that are made using U.S. issued MasterCard cards to the following organizations: The American Red Cross, AmeriCares, UNICEF, Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, United Way, World Vision and CARE USA.

MasterCard's Canadian operation also announced it will waive interchange fees on relief donations that are made using Canadian issued MasterCard cards to the following organizations: CanadaHelps, Canadian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières, Oxfam/Humanitarian Coalition, Save the Children, United Way, The Salvation Army, UNICEF Canada, Plan Canada and World Vision.

MasterCard's Latin America & Caribbean operation will donate revenues from fees collected on donations to Haitian relief efforts made using Latin America & Caribbean issued MasterCard cards to the Red Cross and United Way.

MasterCard's support also includes a $250,000 corporate donation to the American Red Cross and is double-matching employee contributions to the Haitian disaster relief funds of those charities listed above. In addition to waiving fees, MasterCard will also donate revenues generated by charitable contributions made to these organizations through February 28, 2010.

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