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Furniture First Receives Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services Award

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Furniture First, a national buying group serving the retail home furnishings industry, was recently honored as a recipient of the Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services Client Award. The annual award recognizes select clients for success achieved with their consumer private-label credit card program through Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services. The award is based on program participation and credit card sales volume. "We are honored to accept this award on behalf of the board of directors and all participating members of Furniture First," said Bill Hartman, president of Furniture First, Inc. "We are pleased to be associated with business partners who truly care about our business. We look forward to continuing our relationship and growing our mutually exclusive program with Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services." "We are proud of our business relationship with Furniture First and are extremely pleased with their overall commitment to promoting and using our program to grow and strengthen their customer base," said Vince Raneri, senior vice president of national sales for Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services. Furniture First is among 10 Client Award recipients recognized by Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services this year. Furniture First, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., has 125 member companies with more than 280 stores in 41 states. Combined, they have annual furniture and bedding sales of more than $1 billion. Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, specializes in providing consumer private-label and dual-line credit card programs to retailers in North America. Its parent is Wells Fargo Financial, a unit of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Financial is a $58 billion company providing real estate-secured lending, automobile financing, consumer and private-label credit cards and commercial services to consumers and businesses. The company has approximately 19,800 team members and operates in 48 states across the U.S., the 10 provinces of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin American and the Pacific Rim. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. More information about Wells Fargo Financial is available at http://www.wellsfargofinancial.com/ .

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