Scotiabank Partners With Cardtronics to Expand Its ATM Network in Mexico

Wed Apr 3, 2013 7:30am EDT

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HOUSTON, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics
 (Nasdaq:CATM) today announced-as part of an expanded ATM branding relationship-Scotiabank
 is adding 500 Cardtronics cash machines to the Scotiabank Mexico ATM network. The ATMs, part of
Cardtronics' existing portfolio in Mexico, are primarily located in major convenience stores
throughout the country. Cardtronics, Inc. is the world's largest retail ATM owner.

The partnership with Cardtronics will expand Scotiabank's ATM network in Mexico to include more
than 2,000 machines across the country, accessible to accountholders free of charge. Scotiabank
Mexico is part of Scotiabank, one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's
most international bank.

"Scotiabank's focus in expanding our ATM network is to give our customers quick, easy and
convenient access to their cash," said Carlos Lomeli, senior vice president of Retail Banking at
Scotiabank Mexico. "We want to be where our customers are and having ATMs in high traffic
locations like convenience stores helps ensure that our customers can find us where and when they
need us."

Through its ATM branding relationship with Cardtronics, Scotiabank has recently expanded its ATM
footprint in North America by more than 1,100 ATMs, including 150 in Puerto Rico, nearly 480 in
Canada and now 500 in Mexico.

"In 2010, when Scotiabank signed its first ATM branding agreement with Cardtronics, we spoke of
establishing a framework to brand additional ATMs in other international Scotiabank markets," said
Rick Updyke, president, North America Business Group, Cardtronics. "Now, an ATM branding
relationship which brought together Scotiabank and Cardtronics less than three years ago in Puerto
Rico has expanded twice and today encompasses more than 1,100 ATMs spread across three North
American countries."

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international
bank. With more than 82,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million
customers in more than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products
and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. In December 2012,
Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the Year and Bank of the Year
in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication. With assets of $736 billion
(as at January 31, 2013), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For
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About Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM)

Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live their lives, Cardtronics is at
the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they
share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 62,800 retail ATMs in U.S. and international
 locales. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America's most relevant retailers
, enhancing ATM brand
 presence for card issuers
 or expanding card holders' surcharge-free
 cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash,
when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.

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