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Consumer Confidence Remains Very High in Middle East: MasterCard Index

Middle East Consumer Confidence Level at 83.5

Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2012 –Consumers remain upbeat about the region’s future and its financial condition, according to the latest MasterCard Worldwide Index of Consumer Confidence, released today. The aggregate Consumer Confidence score for the Middle East is very optimistic at 83.5.

MasterCard and Sonoma State University Unveil Long-Term Relationship in Support of the Performing Arts

Effort to Support Priceless Cultural and Music Experiences in Northern California

PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 18, 2012– MasterCard and Sonoma State University today announced details of a long-term relationship in support of the performing arts.

MasterCard Worldwide Appoints New Division President for South Africa

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MasterCard Enters into Agreement to Settle U.S. Merchant Litigations

PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2012– MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to settle the current U.S. merchant class litigation. The MOU has been executed by all of the defendants – which include MasterCard, Visa and a number of banks – and the court-appointed class counsel for the merchants. Separately, MasterCard has reached an agreement in principle to settle all claims brought by the individual merchant plaintiffs.

MasterCard’s ‘Dine and Be Generous’ Campaign Benefitting Stand Up To Cancer Launches During 2012 MLB® All-Star Game® on Fox

Program Encourages Cardholders to Use Their MasterCard Cards When Dining Out To Raise Funds for Innovative Cancer Research

PURCHASE, N.Y. & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 10, 2012– MasterCard today joined with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Major League Baseball® (MLB) to kick off the ‘Dine and Be Generous’ campaign designed to involve baseball fans and all consumers in the fight against cancer.


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