THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY
12500 EAST BELFORD AVENUE
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112
(866) 405-5012

Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
  When:
May 18, 2018
at 8:00 a.m. local time
  Where:
The Langham Place Hotel
400 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
  Record Date:
March 20, 2018

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Proxy Statement. This summary does not contain all of the information you should consider, and you should read the entire Proxy Statement before voting.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS   BOARD’S
RECOMMENDATION
  FURTHER
INFORMATION
1   Election of Directors named in this Proxy Statement to serve as members of the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders   FOR each director nominee   Page 12
2   Hold an advisory vote to approve executive compensation   FOR   Page 66
3   Ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2018   FOR   Page 68
4   Approve amendment to the charter to reduce the threshold stock ownership requirement for stockholders to call a special meeting   FOR   Page 70
5   Vote on the stockholder proposal described in the accompanying Proxy Statement, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting   AGAINST   Page 72
6   Transact any other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting        

Attending this meeting

All stockholders will be required to show valid, government-issued, photo identification or an employee badge issued by the Company. If your shares are registered in your name, your name will be compared to the list of registered stockholders to verify your share ownership. If your shares are in the name of your broker or bank, you will need to bring evidence of your share ownership, such as your most recent brokerage account statement or a legal proxy from your broker. If you do not have valid picture identification and proof that you own Company shares, you will not be admitted to the Annual Meeting. All packages and bags are subject to inspection. Please note that the registration desk will open at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive in advance of the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time for identity verification.

Who can attend and vote

Our stockholders of record on March 20, 2018 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting and at any adjournment or postponement that may take place. A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for examination by any stockholder at the Annual Meeting and for ten days prior to the Annual Meeting at our principal executive offices located at 12500 East Belford Avenue, Englewood, CO 80112.

YOUR VOTE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

TELEPHONE

Beneficial Owners call toll free at 1-800-454-8683

Registered Holders call toll free at 1-866-883-3382

INTERNET

Beneficial Owners visit www.proxyvote.com

Registered Holders visit www.proxypush.com/wu

BY MAIL

Request a paper proxy card to complete, sign, date and return

BY TABLET OR SMARTPHONE

Beneficial Owners vote your shares
online with your tablet or by smartphone by scanning the QR code above.

Registered Holders vote your shares online with the QR code on your Proxy Card.

IN PERSON

Attend the Annual Meeting

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS

The Company’s Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.proxydocs.com/wu for Registered Holders and at www.proxyvote.com for Beneficial Owners. To access such proxy materials, you will need the control/identification numbers provided to you in your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or your Proxy Card. You may also access this Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders at www.wuannualmeeting.com.

We appreciate your taking the time to vote promptly. After reading the Proxy Statement, please vote at your earliest convenience, by telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone, or request a proxy card to complete, sign, date and return by mail. If you decide to attend the Annual Meeting and would prefer to vote by ballot, your proxy will be revoked automatically and only your vote at the Annual Meeting will be counted.

Please note that all votes cast via telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone must be cast prior to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Thursday, May 17, 2018. For shares held in The Western Union Company Incentive Savings Plan, direction regarding how to vote such shares must be received, if by mail, on or before May 15, 2018.

By Order of the Board of Directors


Caroline Tsai
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

April 4, 2018