Hearst's Manilla Announces Rapid Onboarding of Brands Through Its Partnership With Alliance Data Retail Services

Addition of 74 Brands Promises to Further Reduce Alliance Data Retail Services' Paper Billing Costs and Increase Consumer Engagement

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) -  Manilla, the leading, free and secure digital mailbox service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other personal accounts on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, announced today that through its ongoing partnership with Alliance Data Retail Services, it has been able to bring on an additional 74 brands to the Manilla service. This is the latest addition to Manilla's growing directory of more than 3,500 businesses and 400,000 custom-created local and regional accounts. Customers will now be able to manage an additional 135 retail credit card brands in Manilla's already established categories of financial and brokerage, household bills, health and wellness, travel and rewards, and subscription and entertainment accounts.

"It's important to partner with companies like Manilla, which bring value and convenience to our client partners and their cardholders," said Alliance Data Retail Services Senior Manager of Strategic Business Development Randy Piatt. "Through our partnership with Manilla, we are able to offer more of our clients' cardholders an innovative 'one-stop shop' for organizing and tracking the accounts in their busy lives."

Manilla invites new partners to enjoy the value of immediate paper and postage cost savings, as well as a guaranteed return on investment through accelerated paperless adoption. Manilla's rapid onboarding platform helps new partners seamlessly ramp up integration and begin saving while improving customer contact in as little as two weeks.

"We are happy that Alliance Data Retail Services has been so satisfied with the Manilla service that it has decided to bring on more brands," said Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla. "Alliance Data is a forward-thinking company that values customer service and engagement, as well as the lowered expenses associated with paperless billing and environmental impact."

According to a recent Manilla survey, more than 45 percent of Manilla customers said they were more satisfied with their service providers because Manilla makes it easy to access all of their important documents and visit partner websites with one password.

Manilla's platform provides convenient, secure online access to all household accounts and services for more than 3,500 businesses. The free service helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals and travel rewards programs, all through Manilla.com or via the Manilla Android or iOS mobile apps.

Manilla's business partners benefit from their customers receiving their bills and statements through Manilla. U.S. businesses spend 70 cents to $1 to print, collate, and mail every bill and statement. Manilla's efficient solution helps significantly reduce the traditional paper mailing costs to businesses.

About Manilla

Manilla organizes and simplifies people's lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free digital mailbox service helps consumers manage their mail and household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, travel, entertainment, subscription and healthcare accounts all through Manilla.com. Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla's 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.

Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was chosen as a top service on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, as ABC News "App of the Week," as one of Money Magazine's "Top Money Apps" and as one of PCMag.com's Top 100 Websites. For more information, please visit www.manilla.com.

About Alliance Data Retail Services
Alliance Data Retail Services is one of the nation's leading providers of branded credit card programs, with over 120 marketing-driven private label, co-brand and commercial programs in partnership with many of North America's best-known brands. The business delivers upon its Know More. Sell More.® commitment by leveraging customer insight to drive sales for its client partners. Leveraging deep-rooted retail industry expertise, transaction-based customer data, and advanced analytics, Alliance Data Retail Services creates turnkey, multichannel credit programs designed to help its clients develop stronger, more profitable customer relationships. Alliance Data Retail Services is part of the Alliance Data family of companies. To learn more about Alliance Data Retail Services, visit www.alliancedataretail.com.

About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 11,000 associates at more than 70 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our website, www.alliancedata.com, or follow us on Twitter via @AllianceData.

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Marc Karasu
VP Marketing Manilla
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Rachel Shaffer
Allison+Partners
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