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Coinstar, Inc. Announces Pricing of $350 Million Senior Unsecured Notes

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) today announced that it has priced its previously announced private offering and will sell $350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2019 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be sold to investors at a price of 100.000% of the principal amount thereof and will have an interest rate of 6.000% per annum with semi-annual cash interest payments. The closing is expected to occur on March 12, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Coinstar intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include but is not limited to maintenance or repayment of outstanding debt, acquisitions or other investments, and payment of other corporate expenses.

The Notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state or other jurisdiction's securities laws. Accordingly, the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements under the Securities Act and any applicable state or other jurisdiction's securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service DVD and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 43,700 Redbox DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate" and variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.  The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding the offering of the Notes.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future actions, results, performance or events, which may vary materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.  Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar or its management, as well as from risks and uncertainties beyond Coinstar's control.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, ability to meet the closing conditions of the Notes offering, changes in the financial markets, changes in Coinstar's strategic and financial objectives, and the ability to attract new retailers, penetrate new markets and distribution channels and react to changing consumer demands.  The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative but by no means exhaustive.  For more information on factors that may affect Coinstar, please review "Risk Factors" and other disclosures described in Coinstar's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar's expectations as of the date of this release.  Coinstar undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.

SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.

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