Ria Money Transfer Becomes Newest Sponsor of French Football Club FC Lorient


Ria Money Transfer Becomes Newest Sponsor of French Football Club FC Lorient

September 10, Lorient, France – After the contract extension of all of its major partners in the offseason, FC Lorient has announced the arrival of a new official sponsor, Ria Money Transfer (“Ria”), the third largest money transfer company in the world and subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc., (NASDAQ: EEFT).

Fabrice Bocquet, General Manager for FC Lorient, says he is delighted to have the support of their new partner: “We are very pleased to welcome Ria Money Transfer to the FC Lorient family. Both entities are considered to be dynamic and ambitious challengers.

“We are both multicultural companies – our people come from a multitude of nationalities – and we also share the same colour, orange. For these reasons, the association between the two companies seems like a good fit. The aim is for this partnership to build over time, as with all our Sponsors,” he concludes.

Juan Bianchi, CEO and President of Ria Money Transfer, agrees there is a natural fit, adding: “This is the first time Ria has agreed to sponsor a top-tier football team and we’re pleased to partner with FC Lorient. There are many shared qualities between Ria and FC Lorient, which compelled our decision to become sponsors of their 2016/2017 season. Despite being in the 91st largest city in France, FC Lorient has been in Ligue1 for 11 years, a division which is followed and enjoyed by millions – including our customers – all around the world.

“Their ranking is a result of their work ethic, commitment and dedication to being the best in their craft, which also embodies Ria’s company values. We wish them a successful season and also welcome them to the Ria family.”

José Cabral, European Managing Director for Ria Money Transfer, who was present in Lorient for the formalization of the contract, says of the partnership: "It’s a pleasure for us to be an official sponsor of FC Lorient. We chose FC Lorient not only for the colour, but also because both our staff are young, dynamic and share the same values. We see this opportunity as a real boost for Ria, with our goal to strengthen our visibility at a national and international level.”

The Ria Money Transfer logo now appears on the left sleeve of the official uniforms of FC Lorient: “It's a dream come true” concludes Cabral.

About FC Lorient

Created in 1926, FC Lorient is a professional football club that has performed in Ligue 1 for 11 seasons. With a budget of €36 million, FC Lorient chaired by Loïc Féry, is an integral part of the football landscape. FC Lorient won the World Cup of France in 2002 and celebrated 90 years of history this year. They have made many investments in recent seasons in order to improve their Training Center – l’Espace FCL – and for the renovation of Moustoir Stadium.

About Ria

Ria, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), is a global leader in money remittances.  Ria offers fast, secure, affordable money transfers through a network of approximately 316,000 global agents spanning 150 countries and online at www.riamoneytransfer.com.  The company is steadfast in its commitment to its customers and remains ingrained within the communities in which they live. 

For more information, please visit www.riafinancial.com and www.riamoneytransfer.com

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