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Now Serving… Visa at Tim Hortons

May 15, 2012

Canadians can now use Visa cards at Tim Hortons restaurants and Visa Debit
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TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ – Visa and Tim Hortons are pleased to
announce that starting today, Canadians can use Visa credit and prepaid
cards to purchase coffee, breakfast, lunch( )or other menu items in restaurant and at the drive-thru, at any of Tim
Hortons’ more than 3,300 locations across Canada.

The relationship brings together Canada’s biggest payment brand with
Canada’s most popular and largest quick service restaurant chain,
providing consumers with greater choice in payment options at point of
sale in addition to the speed and security Visa is known for. Tim Card
cardholders may also use either Visa or Visa Debit to reload their
balance online at www.timhortons.com, with Visa Debit being the ideal choice for those consumers who wish to
make online purchases using funds drawn directly from an existing bank

“We’re excited to be bringing the convenience, speed and security of
Visa payments to Tim Hortons restaurants across the country,” said Jim
Allhusen, Country Manager, Visa Canada. “Having Canada’s most popular
restaurant chain accept Visa reinforces the tremendous value that comes
with Visa acceptance, while meeting consumer demand for payment choice
at the register.”

“Tim Hortons is pleased to align with Visa to offer our guests the
convenience of using their Visa card to pay for purchases in our
restaurants or on our website,” said Roland Walton, Chief Operations
Officer, Tim Hortons. “We are committed to providing our valued guests
with a wide variety of delicious menu selections and with the addition
of Visa, we can now offer them an even wider variety of payment options

To celebrate this announcement, Visa is offering Canadians the chance to
win a dream cottage getaway for an entire season.  From June 28 to
August 15, 2012, Visa cardholders will be automatically entered into a
draw for this once-in-a-lifetime summer cottage getaway experience
simply by using their Visa to pay for purchases at Tim Hortons. More
information on this promotion can be found at: www.visa.ca.

Transactions made with Visa cards at the point-of-sale and online are
protected by Visa’s multiple layers of security. Visa continually
develops new technologies and solutions to help combat fraud, including
Chip and PIN, Zero Liability and Verified by Visa. More information
about these security measures can be found at http://www.visasecuritysense.ca.

About Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers,
businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200
countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital
currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most
advanced processing networks–VisaNet–that is capable of handling more
than 20,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for
consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and
does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for
consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial
institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with
debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For
more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.

About Tim Hortons

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 sandwiches,
wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our
trademark donuts. As of April 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,042 system
wide restaurants, including 3,315 in Canada, 721 in the United
States and six in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about
the Company is available at www.timhortons.com

SOURCE VISA Canada Corporation

Image with caption: “”Jim Allhusen, Country Manager, Visa Canada, pays for his morning coffee using his Visa card. Beginning today, Visa credit and prepaid cards will be accepted at Tim Hortons’ locations across Canada” (CNW Group/VISA Canada Corporation)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120515_C7666_PHOTO_EN_13723.jpg

Source: PR Newswire