ACE Cash Express Donates $419,743 to March of Dimes

DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, announced a donation of $419,743 to the March of Dimes in support of programs to improve the health of all babies.

This donation was made through ACE's annual "Give a Little" campaign where ACE customers are asked to make a donation and ACE associates raise funds so that one day every baby will be born healthy. ACE's contribution to the March of Dimes this year ranked fifth out of all financial service companies, which included some of our nation's largest banks and financial institutions. Also, ACE is ranked 18th nationally out of 20,000 companies that contribute to the March of Dimes.

"We are proud to partner with the March of Dimes in support of their innovative programs for expectant parents and to improve the health of all babies," said ACE President and CEO Jay Shipowitz. "Our associates and customers are dedicated to this annual fundraiser and our national ranking is not only an honor but a true testament to ACE's commitment to give back to our communities."

Since 2003, the ACE Cash Express "Give a Little" campaign has contributed more than $3 million to the March of Dimes.

"March of Dimes appreciates the support of ACE Cash Express and the company's dedicated employees and committed customers," said Jennifer L. Howse, president of March of Dimes. "ACE's support through March for Babies each year continues to help the March of Dimes fund vital research and programs to help give every baby a healthy start in life."

About ACE Cash Express

ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of December 31, 2010, ACE had a network of 1,731 stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,677 company-owned stores and 54 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.

About The ACE Community Fund

Established in 2004, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net profit to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org

SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.

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