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    Safeway Discontinues PowerPump Rewards Program

    Change comes following legal challenge by Excentus, which claimed infringement of patents regarding the fuel rewards program.

    IRVING, Texas -- Excentus learned Safeway decided to discontinue its current PowerPump fuel rewards program at its stores, including their Tom Thumb convenience stores in Texas, following a legal challenge filed by Excentus on June 17, 2009, the company reported.

    According to Safeway, customers must redeem their PowerPump rewards by Sept. 12, the day the program ends.

    "We are glad that Safeway has decided to discontinue the PowerPump rewards program and its infringement of our patents without further legal action on this matter," said Dickson Perry, President and CEO of Excentus. "We look forward to resolving any issues we have with Safeway regarding the past and exploring ways that we may work with them and others regarding our patents and fuelperks! program in the future."

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