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With Visa payWave completes the easycash GmbH their contactless portfolio in Ratingen, April 2012. With the certification of the Visa payWave cards of the payment cards organization Visa Europe a company of Ingenico completes easycash, group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), its contactless acquiring portfolio. easycash offers now the acceptance of all contactless card standards available then in Germany. These include MasterCard PayPass, girogo and Visa payWave. Merchant-side is necessary for the acceptance of the new contactless cards in addition to the appropriate acquiring contracts a NFC-enabled terminal of the latest generation. Licensing for Visa payWave was in February 2012.

“last but not least the EuroCIS 2012 has shown that contactless is top on the agenda of trade”, stresses Marc Birkner, Managing Director of easycash GmbH. “With the Visa payWave-acquiring the easycash rounds off its contactless portfolio.” Contactless: number variant with future easycash allows it its customers, all currently available contactless card standards from one Hand to settle so that a service from which they can benefit economically opens up the dealers: the cash flow will be sustainably increased, because the payment is faster and even so-called micro-payments – amounts in the single-digit or low double-digit euro range – increasingly paid for by card. The card must be kept for a contactless card payments only to a compatible terminal device to trigger the transaction. The NFC payment chips intended to be, incorporated in future in Germany, for example, in watches, key fobs or mobile phones making non-cash payments in addition will win on appeal. Currently, there are contactless offers from visa (payWave), MasterCard (PayPass) Europe and the German Sparkassen – und Giroverband (girogo GeldKarte). The output by around 500,000 Visa payWave cards intends Visa Europe according to own statements until end of 2012 in Germany.

These already have the BW Bank, comdirect, DKB, Landesbank Berlin, TARGOBANK, Volkswagen Bank and Postbank in their cooperation said from the middle of the year. The Deutsche Sparkassen – und Giroverband (DSGV) is planning to distribute to autumn around 1 million girogo charge card cards to its customers. Currently there are already 231 million contactless cards in circulation, of which around 100 million MasterCard PayPass cards worldwide, 31 million Visa payWave cards by Visa Europe and more 100 million from Visa Inc. Further information: easycash GmbH marketing/communications Nicole Ohagen Tel. + 49-2102/973-314 fax + 49-2102/973-226 E-Mail: grintsch communications GmbH & co. KG Arne Trapp Tel. 70 63-54 fax 70 63-50 E-Mail: Internet about easycash and easycash loyalty solutions easycash and easycash loyalty solutions are part of the international Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), a leading provider of payment solutions. As a payment institution (“payment institution”) the easycash GmbH enables customers to participate in the electronic payments across Europe. At six complete a total of 530 employees trade, gastronomy and financial industry payment services including various innovative value creation opportunities offer European locations. easycash is Germany’s leading card payment provider and serves 92,000 dealers with 283.000 terminals. 2011, the settled payment transactions in Germany amounted to over 1.25 billion transactions. easycash loyalty solutions GmbH is the German market leader for card-based customer loyalty and gift voucher solutions, which are equipped also with payment and credit card functions. The sister company of easycash GmbH maintains a variety of diverse programs and processed 2010 35 million payment and bonus transactions throughout Europe. The Hamburg company’s 75 employees serve more than 26 million customer accounts.