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October 26, 2010 04:00 ET

Bennie Peleman Joins ValidSoft as Vice President, Sales, EMEA

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) -  ValidSoft (, a global supplier of fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification solutions and a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) (, announced today that Bennie Peleman is joining the company as Vice President, Sales, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"Bennie Peleman brings valuable experience and insight to the strategic sales process of ValidSoft. He is an exceptional, experienced professional with a significant achievement in growing organizations in competitive markets," stated Pat Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of ValidSoft. "We look forward to Bennie establishing ValidSoft as the premier provider of Fraud Prevention Software solutions to finance and government sectors across EMEA. Bennie will also be responsible for developing our Alliance Partner Channel strategy and he brings with him significant experience and a proven track record in this area."

Prior to joining ValidSoft, Mr. Peleman held senior roles such as 'Country Manager' and 'Senior Director Alliances, North and South of Europe' with Computer Associates, one of the world's market leaders in software technology. During his tenure there, he restructured the Belgian, Netherlands and Luxembourg entities while generating double-digit growth year-on-year. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Peleman has held several country management positions within start-ups, medium-sized and established software companies at an international level.

Mr. Peleman holds a BSc in Computer Sciences from RHITO in Antwerp and a Post Graduate in Marketing from EHSAL in Brussels.

About ValidSoft
ValidSoft is a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK), and is a market leader in providing solutions to counter electronic fraud relating to card, the internet, and telephone channels. ValidSoft's solutions are at the cutting edge of the market and are used to verify the authenticity of both consumers and institutions (Mutual Authentication), and the integrity of transactions (Transaction Verification) for the mass market, in a highly cost effective and secure manner, yet easy to use and intuitive. For more information please visit

About Elephant Talk Communications
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) is an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industry. The company enables both mobile carriers and virtual operators to offer a full suite of products, delivery platforms, support services, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investments from clients. Elephant Talk provides global telecommunication companies, mobile network operators, banks, supermarkets, consumer product companies, media firms, and other businesses a full suite of products and services that enables them to fully provide telecom services as part of their business offerings. The company offers various dynamic products that include remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile internet ID security, multi-country discounted phone services, loyalty management services, and a whole range of other emerging customized mobile services. For more information visit

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