The Western Union Company : Solomon D. Trujillo Appointed to Western Union Board of Directors
07/20/2012| 04:10pm US/Eastern
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment
services, announced today that Solomon D. Trujillo has been appointed to
the company's Board of Directors, effective July 20, 2012, to serve
until the next annual election of directors.
Mr. Trujillo, age 60, will serve on the compensation and benefits
committee of the Board. The appointment of Mr. Trujillo increases the
number of directors from nine to ten.
Mr. Trujillo served as the CEO and director of Telstra Corporation
Limited (Australia) from July 2005 to June 2009. Earlier, he was CEO of
Orange SA (EU); and chairman, president and CEO of Graviton, Inc. and
chairman, president and CEO of US West - both in the US. He is the
founder and chairman of Trujillo Group Investments, LLC. Additionally,
he is a director of Target Corporation, WPP plc, and ProAmerica Bank.
"Solomon Trujillo brings a strong record of accomplishment as an
executive with diverse companies around the globe and he is an excellent
addition to the Western Union Board of Directors," said Jack M.
Greenberg, Chairman of the Board of Western Union. "Given Mr. Trujillo's
extensive background in mobile technology and financial services, we are
looking forward to his advice and counsel in the coming years and
anticipate that he will make a valuable contribution to Western Union's
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment
services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western
Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union
provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient
ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to
purchase money orders. As of April 24, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and
Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network
of approximately 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and
territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million
consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of
principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more
information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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