Technology/Services

7-Eleven Enters Into New U.S. ATM Agreement

Will transition to FCTI, a unit of its parent company Seven & i, in mid-2017

DALLAS --7-Eleven Inc. has signed an agreement with Financial Consulting & Trading International Inc. for FCTI to become the convenience-store company's new ATM provider.

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FCTI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Bank, an ATM provider for all 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan, and of 7-Eleven parent Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd., Tokyo.

7-Eleven said it expects its U.S. company-operated and franchised stores to transition to FCTI's ATM program in 2017.

The FCTI agreement replaces a 10-year contract with Cardtronics Inc., which issued its own press release to announce the change.

Cardtronics said that 7-Eleven has notified it that the company does not intend on renewing its ATM placement agreement when it expires in mid-2017. The existing agreement between Cardtronics and 7-Eleven remains in full force and effect until then, Cardtronics said.

"We are proud of the service and unique products that we have delivered to 7-Eleven since 2007. While we are disappointed in this decision, we have every confidence in our business and the robust growth opportunities ahead of us," said Steve Rathgaber, CEO of Cardtronics. "We will continue delivering service to 7-Eleven for the next two years while executing our growth strategies."

Houston-based Cardtronics owns and operates more than 111,500 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales.

FCTI, Los Angeles, is a leading nationwide ATM network and service provider with clients in the convenience-store, gas-station, travel-center, truckstop, grocery-store and hospitality industries. It serves more than 2,000 customers in all 50 states and six provinces in Canada, representing approximately 6,500 ATMs.

Based in Dallas, 7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7-Eleven convenience stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 56,000 7-Eleven c-stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7-Eleven c-stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion.

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