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Wells Fargo to provide banking services for New Mexico State’s campus ID

This spring, students at New Mexico State University will be able to add a Visa debit card option and Wells Fargo bank account to their campus ID. Via RFP, the school selected Wells Fargo to provide financial services to the Aggie Access Card program.

WELLS FARGO TO PROVIDE ENHANCED CAMPUS CARD BENEFITS, FINANCIAL SERVICES TO NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

Enhancements link NMSU Aggie Access Card to Wells Fargo accounts

LAS CRUCES – Jan.29, 2007 – New Mexico State University has selected Wells Fargo to provide financial services opportunities to faculty, staff and students through the university’s new Aggie Access Card, which also will serve as an official campus ID card.

The program, to be introduced this spring by Wells Fargo and NMSU, will offer the option of selecting the enhanced Aggie Access Card – a Visa debit card issued by Wells Fargo and linked to a Wells Fargo checking account. The card will provide access for ATM, debit and point-of-sale (POS) transactions everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. As an official campus ID card, it also will provide access to NMSU’s library and select campus buildings, entry to university events and programs and more.

“As we launch our new Aggie Access Card, effective for the fall 2007 semester, we are thrilled to be able to offer this additional opportunity with Wells Fargo for our faculty, staff and students,” said Angela Throneberry, assistant vice president for auxiliary services at New Mexico State University. “After a competitive request for proposal process, we selected Wells Fargo because of the company’s commitment to the community and successful track record in the campus card market. We look forward to a successful relationship.”

“We are pleased to provide our market-leading campus card program to New Mexico State University,” said Mike Cheney, Wells Fargo Regional Banking president for Southern New Mexico. “We are committed to building lasting relationships with our customers that help them succeed financially, and this new service is a step in that direction for the NMSU community.”

Along with Wells Fargo checking and savings account access, NMSU Aggie Access cardholders also can choose the convenience of Wells Fargo Online® Banking and organize their finances with My Spending Report, a new online tool that categorizes purchases. In addition, financial aid disbursements will be accessible through the NMSU Aggie Access Card when linked to a free Wells Fargo College Checking® account.

Wells Fargo has the third-largest network of ATMs in the nation, with nine ATMs in Las Cruces and more than 6,500 ATMs in 23 states nationwide. Members of the NMSU community will be able to conveniently access cash through their NMSU Aggie Access Card on campus at Wells Fargo ATMs and at all Wells Fargo banking locations. The NMSU Aggie Access Card also can be used at merchants that accept Visa debit cards or PIN-based transactions.

NMSU is the first New Mexico campus to team up with Wells Fargo and offer optional access to financial services through an official university ID card. Wells Fargo has similar programs at other college campuses in California, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Wells Fargo also offers a wide range of accounts and services especially developed for students including the Wells Fargo College Checking account, Wells Fargo College Visa® Credit Card, student loans, insurance, financial education workshops and the Hands On Banking® financial literacy training program available in English and Spanish at www.handsonbanking.org and www.elfuturoentusmanos.org.

Wells Fargo will provide onsite account opening services for university students, faculty and staff during peak registration and orientation times at NMSU and will participate in the Welcome Back Event in the International Mall on Jan. 31.

“By establishing relationships with students at New Mexico State University, we are helping them build healthy financial habits that will serve them well over their lifetimes,” Cheney said. “We want to be their financial services provider now, when they’re students, and throughout their lives, as their needs for banking, mortgage, investments and insurance – all their financial needs – evolve.”

In New Mexico, Wells Fargo has nearly 2,000 team members and more than 102 stores. Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $482 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has the highest possible credit rating, “Aaa,” from Moody’s Investors Service and the highest credit rating given to a U.S. bank, “AA+,” from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

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