Russell Simmons Sells UniRush, LLC, Operating Company for RushCard and Rapid! PayCard

By: Errol Mars

Russell Simmons & Oprah Winfrey

2017/01/30 - Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UniRush, LLC, and its operating businesses RushCard, a leading online direct-to-consumer general purpose reloadable prepaid card provider, and Rapid! PayCard, a leading corporate payroll card provider.

Green Dot will acquire UniRush, LLC for USD $147 million plus a minimum USD $4 million annual earn-out payment for five years post closing. The annual earn-out payment could become greater if certain revenue growth hurdles applied to the RushCard general purpose reloadable prepaid card program are achieved in a given year, although any potential increase is not expected to be material to the overall price of the acquisition.

Russell Simmons, RushCard co-founder, stated, “Fourteen years ago I embarked on an incredible journey to provide a new financial tool for millions of Americans who had only limited access to traditional banks. As I have done with my ventures in music, comedy and fashion, I am partnering with the best company in the industry, Green Dot, to expand our opportunities and continue our mission to revolutionize the banking industry. We believe our customers are among the most loyal in prepaid and I want to thank them for their years of support. We are excited to continue and expand upon our tradition of providing great and important products for our customers over the many years to come.”

UniRush, LLC, which helped pioneer the prepaid debit card industry with the Prepaid Visa RushCard, one of the first general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the marketplace, provides members with access to services that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals. UniRush offers Americans an array of basic financial services via the RushCard.



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