LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ria Money Transfer, a division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT), and a leading global money transfer provider, today announced efforts to support typhoon relief in the Philippines. Still reeling from the effects of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake last month, the island nation is now dealing with the aftermath of one of the strongest typhoons on record.

For the rest of November, all online money transfers at riamoneytransfer.com to the Philippines will be fee free to allow US-based customers the opportunity to quickly and easily send emergency funds to the Philippines.

In addition, the company is collecting donations on behalf of the Red Cross to allow anyone to send money directly in support of typhoon relief. Donations will also be fee free and can be sent from any Ria location in the US or Canada or online at riamoneytransfer.com. Instructions for sending online donations can be found at www.facebook.com/RiaFinancialServices.

"Our hearts go out to the families who are faced with the catastrophic consequences of Typhoon Haiyan," said Juan Bianchi, President and CEO of Ria Money Transfer. "While we can't reverse the devastating effects of the typhoon, we can help the people of the Philippines by waiving the fees and providing a world class and fast means of transferring funds home."

About Ria Money Transfer

Ria Money Transfer, dba Ria Financial Services, is a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT). Ria is a global leader in money remittance services and is a recognized benchmark in both quality and service. Ria originates money remittance transactions through a network of sending agents and company-owned stores located throughout Europe, North America and Australia as well as online at www.RiaMoneyTransfer.com. Remittances can be completed in minutes through a worldwide payer network totaling 207,000 locations in 134 countries.

In 2012 Ria processed over 23 million transfer transactions with a total face value exceeding $8 billion. Ria's services include money transfer, bill payment, check cashing, cellular phone top ups, prepaid debit card issuance and loading services as well as money orders. Ria products are available under the recognizable brands of Ria Money Transfer, Ria Envia, AFEX Money Express and Kim Phu Money Transfer. Ria is steadfast in its commitment to customers and remains ingrained within the communities in which they live. Ria's corporate headquarters is located in Buena Park, California, USA. For more information, visit www.riamoneytransfer.com.
CONTACT: Julie Cannava         Director, Digital Marketing         Ria Money Transfer         Mobile: (720) 369-1019         jcannava@riafinancial.com

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