OMAHA - First Data Resources said it has signed a letter of intent to further discuss acquiring from Shell Oil its Tulsa, Okla., customer service center for credit cards.

As part of the transaction, Shell would contract with FDR, an American Express Co. affiliate, to provide data processing and related services.

First Data Resources, the largest nonbank processor of bank credit cards, had $1 billion in revenue last year and earned $118 million.

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