Moneris Solutions Corporation

Moneris Solutions Corporation

January 15, 2010 16:05 ET

Canadians Open Hearts and Wallets for Haitian Relief

Moneris announces its support in the waiving of interchange fees for Canadian charities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) - As millions of Haitians continue to cope with the tragedy of the recent earthquake, Canadians are opening their hearts and their wallets in tremendous figures in a unified demonstration of compassion as demonstrated by the dramatic increase in the number of donations as well as the total dollars donated.

Moneris Solutions announces its support in the waiving of interchange fees for those Canadian charities supporting the relief effort in Haiti as identified today by the major Canadian Card Brand Associations.

Canadian charities saw an increase of 1300% in the number of transactions in the previous two days compared to just last week. The total dollar amount of donations also increased a massive 2336% during the same period. In an overwhelming support for the people and families affected by this devastating human tragedy, Canadians contributed at a rate of 3.5 donations per second in the past few days.

"Our hearts go out to the millions of people and their families affected by the earthquake", said Jim Baumgartner, President and CEO of Moneris Solutions "We strongly encourage our employees and our merchants to join other Canadians and support the relief efforts in Haiti."

Moneris Solutions will also make a substantial corporate donation, matching employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross.

About Moneris Solutions

As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing solutions, Moneris offers credit, debit, wireless and online payment services for merchants in virtually every industry segment and processes more than three billion transactions annually. Through its Ernex division, Moneris offers electronic loyalty and stored-value gift card programs. With more than 350,000 merchant locations, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more information please visit www.moneris.com.

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