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Microsoft and Deluxe Forge New Relationship for Checks and Forms

Press release from the issuing company

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 1 -- Deluxe Business Services today announced it is the new exclusive supplier of checks and forms for Microsoft Money 2003. The relationship will launch on August 1, 2002, in conjunction with the release of Microsoft Money 2003. Through this alliance, Deluxe Business Services will provide checks and forms to Microsoft Money 2003 small business customers. Money 2003 customers will be able to order products through Deluxe's advanced ordering channels, including the Internet and world-class call centers. "Microsoft selected Deluxe because of its dedication to providing consumers with superb customer service," said Karen Redetzki, product manager for the Financial Products Group at Microsoft Money. "This alliance reflects our commitment to empowering Money customers with the best tools and resources for managing their small business and personal finances." Money 2003 users will have easy access to a wide variety of products available through Deluxe Business Services. Deluxe is a leading supplier for small businesses and consumers. Products include a variety of business and consumer checks, from software compatible laser checks and forms to manual business forms, business cards, stationery and accessories. "Because of our advanced ordering channels through our co-branded Web site and our call centers, Microsoft Money customers will be able to order the products they need fast and efficiently, all at one place," said Rich Schulte, president of Deluxe Business Services. "Deluxe knows the check and forms needs of small business owners and consumers better than anyone, which will make the experience much more rewarding for the customer, while opening new revenue opportunities for Microsoft and Deluxe."