/R E P E A T -- MasterCard Canada Waives Interchange Fees on Donations to
Haitian Aid Efforts/

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - MasterCard Canada announced today that it will waive interchange fees on Haitian relief donations that are made using Canadian issued MasterCard cards to the following organizations: Canadian Red Cross; Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières; The Salvation Army; UNICEF Canada; and World Vision. MasterCard Worldwide has announced a similar program for U.S. donations.

"The outpouring of support from Canadians to the people of Haiti is fantastic and we want to help contributions go as far as possible," said Jennifer Reed, Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, MasterCard Canada.

MasterCard also has an employee donation program in place that is double-matching employee contributions to the Haitian disaster relief fund to the Red Cross.

About MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 21 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercard.com. Follow us on Twitter: @mastercardnews.

SOURCE MasterCard Canada

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Jennifer Reed, jennifer_reed@mastercard.com, (416) 365-6664

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