updated 11/3/2010 10:46:33 AM ET 2010-11-03T14:46:33

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM), the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs, today announced that Tom Pierce has joined the company's executive management team in the role of Chief Marketing Officer.

Mr. Pierce brings to Cardtronics a wealth of experience in the areas of marketing strategy and communications. Prior to joining Cardtronics, he served as Vice President – Marketing Strategy for FIS, a $5 billion publicly traded company providing payment and financial technology solutions for financial institutions and retailers. Prior to his role at FIS, Mr. Pierce held marketing leadership positions with Metavante Corporation, Wausau Financial Systems, and Journal Sentinel Inc., the largest newspaper in Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelors degree in journalism from Marquette University and has been an active member of his community with involvement in numerous charitable and community organizations.

As the Chief Marketing Officer for Cardtronics, Mr. Pierce will report directly to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Steven Rathgaber. Mr. Pierce will be responsible for leading company-wide marketing, advertising and communications efforts; building Cardtronics' brands; supporting Cardtronics' sales organizations and developing and implementing market strategies to increase Cardtronics' per ATM and fleet wide transaction volume. Mr. Pierce will be based in Cardtronics' corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.

"Tom Pierce is an exciting addition to the management team at Cardtronics," stated Steven Rathgaber, Cardtronics' Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that a focus on marketing is critical to the future success of Cardtronics as we look to leverage our tremendous installed base of ATMs to drive additional transactions and revenues while maximizing our financial and retail sales pipelines to drive organic expansion. Tom's experience in marketing, advertising, brand development, sales support and consumer marketing will help Cardtronics realize the full potential of the opportunities before us."

About Cardtronics, Inc.

Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM) is the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs. We operate over 33,500 ATMs for our own account in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Caribbean, primarily in well-known retailers such as 7-Eleven®, Chevron®, Costco®, CVS®/pharmacy, ExxonMobil®, Hess®, Rite Aid®, Safeway®, Target®, and Walgreens®. We also assist in the operation of over 2,900 ATMs under managed services contracts with customers such as Kroger®, Travelex®, and Circle K®. In addition to its retail ATM operations, Cardtronics provides services to large and small banks, credit unions, and prepaid card issuers allowing them to place their brands on over 11,600 Cardtronics' ATMs and providing surcharge-free access through Cardtronics' Allpoint Network. For more information, visit www.cardtronics.com .

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