Blackhawk Network Executive Honored with Silver Stevie® by the International Business Awards

Dan Dmochowski, President of International, Honored as Executive of the Year, Financial Services  

PLEASANTON, CA, October 16, 2012 – Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, announced its President of International, Dan Dmochowski, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year, Financial Services category in the Ninth Annual International Business Awards.

Blackhawk Network, which has significantly expanded globally, today operates in 18 countries across 70,000 selling stores, with additional countries expected to launch this year. The company, which operated in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific at the beginning of 2011, recently launched in Germany and Brazil. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid products and solutions can be found internationally in the world’s leading retailers.

“Dan’s leadership has directly led to the expansion and success of Blackhawk Network’s global business, and I am pleased that the business community has recognized his efforts,” said Bill Tauscher, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Blackhawk Network. “The company has created and executed strategies internationally that provide consumers in new markets access to valuable prepaid products and solutions.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 International Business Awards received over 3,200 submissions from over 50 nations and territories. A panel of more than 300 executives worldwide selected the Ninth Annual Stevie Award winners.

About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company’s Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry’s most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products from leading brands. Gift Card Mall, with access to 165 million unique customer visits each week, is available through a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty stores and Internet retailers including Blackhawk Network’s business solutions include reward and incentive programs that offer choice and flexibility through a wide array of card brands, custom designed Visa® prepaid cards and fulfillment options. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit and

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