Hess, Cardtronics Expand ATM Contract

Deal will cover 590 locations

HOUSTON -- Amerada Hess Corp. has renewed and extended a multi-year agreement with major ATM owner/operator Cardtronics affecting 590 Hess Express store locations.

As Hess' exclusive ATM provider, Cardtronics will deploy and operate ATMs in 370 Hess Express stores throughout the Eastern Seaboard. In 2006, Cardtronics will extend its ATM full-service program to cover an additional 220 locations in Florida.

Headquartered in Houston, Cardtronics has a nationwide U.S. network of more than 25,000 locations operating in every major [image-nocss] market and in all 50 states as well as 1,000 locations throughout the United Kingdom. Major U.S. merchant-clients include A&P, Albertson's, Amerada Hess, Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, BP Amoco, Chevron, Costco, CVS/pharmacy, ExxonMobil, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, SSP/Circle K, Sunoco, Target and Walgreens.

Amerada Hess, headquartered in New York City, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration for and the production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum products.