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TSYS Merchant Solutions to Launch TSYS Multi-Currency Solutions

New currency solutions to be powered by Planet Payment®

Columbus, Ga., April 25, 2013–TSYS Merchant Solutions, a top-ten merchant acquirer in the United States with more than 55 years of experience in the payments industry, today announced the launch of TSYS Pay in Your Currency® and Shop in Your Currency™ multi-currency solutions, powered by Planet Payment, to TSYS Merchant Solutions’ merchants. Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM) (LSE:AIM: PPT) is a leading international and multi-currency payment processor.

Pay in Your Currency, gives eligible international customers the choice of paying in their home currency at the point of sale, offering significant benefits to TSYS merchants and their customers. Customers are handed a receipt, or pointed to an electronic terminal which displays the transaction amounts in U.S. dollars and their home currency, with the daily exchange rate and other service details. The customer chooses their currency on the receipt or device. International travelers enjoy a more comfortable shopping experience by knowing the amount of payment in their home currency, while simultaneously providing the merchants with an opportunity to increase their product range and thus increase their sales.

TSYS Merchant Solutions will also launch Shop in Your Currency, which enables e-commerce merchants to more effectively target foreign markets and more sales from international customers. This solution allows merchants to localize their offering and simplify the shopping experience for international customers who view pricing and pay in their home currencies, while the merchant receives settlement in U.S. dollars as they do today.

“Multi-currency solutions help our clients improve the payment experience for their customers by providing the option to shop and pay in their own currency. It is a win for us, our clients and their customers when we offer a product that improves the experience for all,” said Chris McNulty, group executive of sales, TSYS Merchant Solutions. “Planet Payment is a partner that truly understands our business. They enable our customers with a multi-currency solution that adds value to our relationship and ultimately improves the businesses’ bottom line. Improving people’s lives with payment solutions and helping our customers grow their business is part of our “People-Centered Payments” brand promise. Offering multi-currency solutions from Planet Payment allows us to do both.”

“Planet Payment is thrilled that TSYS Merchant Solutions will be expanding our multi-currency solutions presence in the U.S.,” said Philip Beck, chairman and chief executive officer, Planet Payment. “We believe that our solutions will provide TSYS’ merchants with the tools to increase customer service and improve profitability while improving the shopping experience for international customers.”

About TSYS Merchant Solutions

Ranked as the 10th-largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. by dollar volume in 2012 by the Nilson Report, TSYS Merchant Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS.

At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people–not the other way around. We call this belief “People-Centered PaymentsSM.” By putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website, for more please visit us at http://www.tsys.com.

About Planet Payment

Planet Payment is a leading provider of international payment processing and multi-currency processing services. We provide our services in more than 20 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, primarily through our more than 50 acquiring bank and processor customers. Our point-of-sale and e-commerce services help merchants sell more goods and services to consumers, and together with our ATM services are integrated within the payment card transaction flow enabling our acquiring customers, their merchants and consumers to shop, pay, transact and reconcile payment transactions in multiple currencies, geographies and channels.

Planet Payment is headquartered in New York and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Bermuda, Delaware, Dubai, Dublin, London, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Shanghai and Singapore. Visit http://www.planetpayment.com for more information about the Company and its services. For up-to-date information follow Planet Payment on Twitter at @PlanetPayment or join Planet Payment’s Facebook page.

Contacts

Cyle Mims
TSYS Media Relations
+1.706.644.3110
cylemims@tsys.com

Shawn Roberts
TSYS Investor Relations
+1.706.644.6081
shawnroberts@tsys.com

Joel Mayer
Planet Payment
+1.516.670.3200
jmayer@planetpayment.com

Don Duffy
ICR
+1.646.277.1212
don.duffy@icrinc.com

 

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