Visa Inc. Responds to Sandy Hook School Tragedy

December 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM EST

FOSTER CITY, CA, December 21, 2012 – Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which has been established by the United Way of Western Connecticut to help provide support services to the families and community that have been affected. As part of Visa's response, interchange fees on U.S. domestic transactions will be waived through February 15, 2013 on donations made to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund at the United Way of Western Connecticut.

About Visa 
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) 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 24,000 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

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