For Immediate Release
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March 16, 2012
Local Contact: Jordan Masi
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4133
jMarketing@azstcu.org

Arizona State Credit Union Hosts Shred-A-Thon for Third Consecutive Year

Credit Union to give away eight iPads during green community events

PHOENIX, Ariz.Arizona State Credit Union encourages community members to get rid of old, sensitive documents by shredding and recycling them at one of the Credit Union's eight Shred-A-Thon events. Members will also be placed into a drawing to win an Apple iPad when they apply for a Visa® Platinum Credit Card.

All events will occur throughout the Credit Union's Northern Arizona branches, with Prescott Valley kicking off the series on March 27. This is free to all members of the community and helps raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.

This is the third consecutive year Arizona State Credit Union has hosted shred events. As part of a sustainable model, this green initiative is just one of many outreach programs that give back to members and Arizona communities.

"Last year's Shred-A-Thon proved to be successful with more than 32,000 pounds of paper recycled during the seven events," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "Such an impressive turnout suggests there is a large need for this service. As a local financial cooperative, we are more than happy to provide this added value for the communities we continue to serve."

Important documents to bring to the Shred-A-Thons include bank statements, tax returns, medical bills, credit card statements and other personal documents.

Shred-A-Thons will be hosted at eight of the Northern Arizona Credit Union branches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are open to all members of the community, with a limit of five boxes per person. Below is a complete list of branches and dates:

Prescott Valley Tuesday, March 27
Chino Valley Tuesday, April 10
Prescott Gurley Street Tuesday,May 8
Flagstaff Beaver Street Tuesday, June 12
Flagstaff Highway 89 Tuesday, July 10
Payson Tuesday, August 7
Prescott Gail Gardner Way Tuesday, September 11
Cottonwood Tuesday, October 16

About Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 128,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a six-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a four-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.

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