Blackhawk Network added Anil Aggarwal to the Board of Directors and its Committees

– USA, CA – Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ: HAWK), a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that Anil D. Aggarwal has been appointed to its board of directors effective Feb. 22, 2016, bringing Blackhawk’s total board members to 11. He was also appointed a member of Blackhawk’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

“Anil is an early pioneer in financial technology and payments innovation,” said Talbott Roche, Blackhawk Network president and chief executive officer. “His proven experience as a startup tech entrepreneur, venture capital investor, executive at Google and as an industry-builder with Money20/20 and Shoptalk enable him to bring valuable industry and business insights to Blackhawk’s board of directors.”

“It’s an honor to join the Blackhawk Network board of directors,” said Aggarwal. “As payments and financial services continue to evolve, I look forward to making a valuable contribution to the company’s ongoing growth.”

Aggarwal has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and executive in the payments industry and is currently a venture partner at Oak HC/FT, a venture growth equity firm, and the chief executive officer and chairman of Shoptalk, a groundbreaking new commerce event.

Previously, Aggarwal was chief executive officer and chairman of Money20/20, one of the world’s largest events focused on payments and financial services innovation, where he continues to consult. Prior to founding Money20/20, Aggarwal was the head of business development, payments and wallet at Google and served as chief executive officer and chairman of TxVia prior to its acquisition by Google.

About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK), is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk’s digital platform supports prepaid across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets.

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