IMS Collaborates with Cut It Out to Help Fight Domestic Violence Through the IMS Cares Program

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IMS, Inc. announced that CUT IT OUT, a national nonprofit organized as the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund, is the first nonprofit participating in the new IMS Cares™ program. Salons that use IMS for debit and credit card transactions have the opportunity to divert a percentage of the fees paid to IMS and donate them to CUT IT OUT. IMS keeps track of the funds and donates them on the salon's behalf.

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IMS, Inc. announced that CUT IT OUT, a national nonprofit organized as the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund, is the first nonprofit participating in IMS Cares™. The program was announced today.

IMS Cares gives salons that use IMS for debit and credit card transactions the opportunity to divert a percentage of the fees paid to IMS and donate them to CUT IT OUT. IMS keeps track of the funds and donates them on the salon's behalf.

"Through participating salon professionals, CUT IT OUT and IMS expect to consistently raise funds to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse nationwide," said Don Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of IMS.

"Working with IMS allows salons and their customers to break the cycle of domestic violence," said Dianne Mooney, co-founder of CUT IT OUT. "IMS Cares lets us broaden our educational efforts and spread the word to victims, survivors and to the public at large that there's no excuse for abuse."

Salons interested in signing up for the IMS Cares program to support CUT IT OUT can contact IMS at 800-213-1358 or go to http://www.ims.com.

About IMS, Inc.
IMS, Inc. is a leading provider of payment services committed to making the process simple and its merchants successful. The company offers quality products and award-winning support and services at competitive rates, as well innovative programs that give back to its customers and their communities. For nearly two decades, IMS has served thousands of merchants nationwide - from small, locally-owned businesses to franchisees of Subway, Domino's Pizza, Midas, Curves for Women and the "Big Three" automakers. IMS is a registered ISO/MSP of BancorpSouth Bank®, Tupelo, MS. Member FDIC. For more information, visit http://www.ims.com.

About CUT IT OUT
CUT IT OUT is a national program that builds awareness of domestic abuse and educates salon professionals and others to recognize warning signs, respond appropriately and safely refer clients to the National Domestic Violence Hotline number for help. Since its inception in 2003, the CUT ITOUT program has enlisted the support of more than 40,000 salon professionals, and has distributed more than 400,000 posters and nearly 3,000,000 safety cards. For more information on the program, log on to http://www.cutitout.org.

Note to press: See related releases "IMS Launches New Identity Focused on Merchant Success" and "IMS Benefits Charitable Organizations Nationwide with New IMS Cares Program"

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