SOURCE: Agility Recovery Solutions

August 12, 2008 10:10 ET

Agility Recovery Solutions and Fifth Third Processing Solutions to Bring Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solutions to Financial Institutions

Agility on Call to Provide Mobile Branch and Technology Within 48 Hours of an Interruption

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Agility Recovery Solutions (Agility) and Fifth Third Processing Solutions, one of the country's largest electronic transaction processors, announced today a partnership to begin promoting Agility's disaster recovery and business continuity planning solutions to Fifth Third Processing Solutions clients throughout North America.

Agility provides mobile disaster recovery in the event of a business interruption, such as a natural or man-made disaster. If an Agility member ever experiences an interruption, Agility will provide any or all of the four key elements of recovery: power, technology, space and connectivity within 48 hours. The ReadySuite Financial solution for banks and credit unions provides a mobile branch, complete with teller counters, manager's office, computers, servers, satellite for Internet and phone, power generator and more.

Also, as part of the solution, ReadySuite members have access to Agility's $35 million in technology resources to resolve server failures, power outages or any other service interruption.

"In the wake of the recent floods in Iowa, many businesses realized how vulnerable they were by only having a data back-up plan," said Bob Boyd, president and CEO of Agility. "Your data may be ready to use, but what will you do if your building is flooded? People recovery should be a mandatory piece of any disaster recovery plan and Fifth Third officials truly understand this need."

"As a processing partner, we need to ensure that our financial institutions have products and services to meet all of their needs, even in the event of a disaster," says Angela Brown, senior vice president and general manager of Financial Institution Services, Fifth Third Processing Solutions. "We're committed to our clients' success and longevity. Our financial institution clients have commitments to their customers, members, employees and partners, who expect and rely on their services, no matter the situation. Agility's solutions offer our clients access to the most robust disaster planning and recovery solutions in the market."

About Fifth Third Processing Solutions

Fifth Third Processing Solutions processes over 26.7 billion ATM and POS transactions per year for more than 2,880 financial institutions and over 158,356 retail locations worldwide, including the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN), First Niagara Financial Group, Sovereign Bank, The Kroger Co., AutoZone, Abercrombie & Fitch and The Finish Line. Annually, Fifth Third processes $179.1 billion in credit card sales. According to The Nilson Report (March 2008), Fifth Third Bank is the fourth largest bankcard acquirer.

About Agility Recovery Solutions

Agility Recovery Solutions is a former division of GE with 18 years of disaster recovery and business continuity experience. Agility helps businesses restore their operations and recover their people after a business interruption. The company's turnkey, packaged recovery solutions are available to businesses across North America. Visit for more information.

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