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PROXY STATEMENT

The Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors” or the “Board”) of The Western Union Company (“Western Union” or the “Company”) is soliciting your proxy to vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held on May 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Mountain Time, and any adjournment or postponement of the Annual Meeting. Due to the public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, this year’s Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. You will be able to attend the Annual Meeting via live webcast by visiting https://web.lumiagm.com/291373158.

In accordance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) rules and regulations, instead of mailing a printed copy of our proxy materials to each stockholder of record or beneficial owner, we furnish proxy materials, which include this Proxy Statement and the accompanying Proxy Card, Notice of Meeting, and Annual Report to Stockholders, to our stockholders over the Internet unless otherwise instructed by the stockholder. If you received a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials by mail and would like to receive a printed copy of our proxy materials, you should follow the instructions for requesting such materials included in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials.

The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials was first mailed on April 1, 2020 to all stockholders of record as of March 16, 2020 (the “Record Date”). The only voting securities of the Company are shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of which there were 410,871,315 shares outstanding as of the Record Date. The closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the Record Date was $20.84 per share.

The Company’s Annual Report to Stockholders, which contains consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 Annual Report”), accompanies this Proxy Statement. You also may obtain a copy of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 that was filed with the SEC, without charge, by writing to Investor Relations, The Western Union Company, 7001 E. Belleview Avenue, WU-HQ-14, Denver, Colorado 80237. If you would like to receive a copy of any exhibits listed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, please call (866) 405-5012 or submit a request in writing to Investor Relations at the above address, and the Company will provide you with the exhibits upon the payment of a nominal fee (which fee will be limited to the expenses we incur in providing you with the requested exhibits). The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and these exhibits are also available in the “Investor Relations” section of www.westernunion.com. This Proxy Statement and the 2019 Annual Report are also available at www.wuannualmeeting.com, as well as on the SEC’s website at sec.gov.

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