ACE's Eric Norrington Named Check Casher of the Year by FiSCA and Cheklist Magazine

(San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 9, 2004) - Eric Norrington, Vice President of Communication & Government Relations for Ace Cash Express Inc., was named “Check Casher of the Year” by the Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) and Cheklist magazine.

Norrington was awarded for has many years of service to the industry, his dedicated commitment to FiSCA as a board member and committee leader and for his outstanding contributions to several prominent association and industry projects.

“Eric Norrington is a leader and innovator in our industry and very deserving of this award,” said Gary A. Dachis, chairman of FiSCA. “Eric is a driving force in the industry and the association. His leadership has benefited our members, and ultimately, our customers.”

In his capacity as VP of Communications & Government Relations for ACE, Mr. Norrington supervises all of the public relations, governmental and legislative matters for the company.

Eric has been with ACE for 11 years. During that time he has seen ACE grow from 250 stores in 8 states to over 1200 stores in 37 states. Prior to joining ACE Eric spent 17 years with The Southland Corporation where he managed advertising and public affairs for the North American 7-Eleven store chain.

In addition to serving on the board of FiSCA, Eric also serves on the board of Financial Service Centers of Florida and is the Treasurer of the Texas Association of Check Cashers.

A native of New York City, Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children.

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About FiSCA

FiSCA is a national trade association founded in 1987. The organization is the leading voice of the check cashing industry, representing more than 5,000 members. FiSCA members provide check cashing, money orders, electronic bill payments, money wire transfers, automatic teller machine access, government benefit and payroll payments, deferred deposit services, electronic tax preparation, prepaid debit cards, deposit acceptance services, public transportation fare and token sales, motor vehicle license plate and title distribution, postage stamp sales and numerous other services. For more information, please visit www.fisca.org.