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TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - American Express Canada and Tim Hortons
are pleased to announce that customers of Canada's most popular and
largest quick service restaurant chain can pay using their American
Express Card. The payment option is available at most locations across
Canada. In addition to offering consumers this payment option in store,
consumers can also now reload their Tim Hortons Card online with their
American Express Card.
"We are very happy to welcome American Express to Tim Hortons, bringing
even greater payment convenience to our consumer and business guests
alike," says Roland Walton, President, Tim Hortons Canada.
As a proud Canadian employer for 160 years, American Express is thrilled
to work with such an iconic Canadian brand. Tim Hortons has built a
reputation for quality, value, service and community leadership -
traits that align with American Express' core values.
"We're excited to share this news with our Cardmembers," said Jennifer
Hawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Merchant Services,
American Express Canada. "We know that our Cardmembers want to use
their Amex, not just for big ticket items but for everyday purchases
like filling up their car, shopping at the pharmacy or grocery store
and picking up a coffee and Panini at Tim Hortons. We're proud to say
that now they can."
The relationship with Tim Hortons further expands American Express'
reach into the "everyday spend" category of quick service restaurants.
American Express has recently made great strides in growing its
merchant base adding numerous merchant accepting locations from a
variety of different sectors. Additionally, American Express has
specifically sought out new merchants that give Cardmembers even more
places and ways to use their Card - from Canada's toll highways and
grocery stores to insurance payments and apartment rentals.
To support the American Express and Tim Hortons announcement, an
integrated radio, digital and social media marketing campaign is being
launched. Creative, media buying and PR and social media elements were
provided by partner agencies, Ogilvy, Mindshare and High Road
Communication respectively. The integrated marketing campaign will be
in market from July 8th until August 18th.
About American Express Canada
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex
Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest
operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is
the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like the American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. Amex Canada Inc. operates the Corporate Travel and
Travellers Cheques divisions in Canada. American Express opened its
first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now employs 3,700
Canadians coast-to-coast. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada.
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in
Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant
industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with
a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold
specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots,
specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and
classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked
goods, including our trademark donuts. As of December 30th, 2012, Tim
Hortons had 4,264 system-wide restaurants, including 3,436 in Canada,
804 in the United States and 24 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More
information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: www.twitter.com/timhortons.
Image with caption: "Jennifer Hawkins, Vice President of Merchant Services at American Express Canada pays for her double double using her American Express Card, which is now accepted at most Tim Hortons locations across Canada. (CNW Group/American Express)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130708_C5810_PHOTO_EN_28825.jpg
SOURCE: American Express
For further information:
Kate Weersink, on behalf of American Express Canada, (416) 644-2241, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Becky Brescacin, on behalf of American Express Canada, (416) 644-1398, Becky.Brescacin@highroad.com
Michelle Robichaud, Tim Hortons, (905)339-5047, email@example.com