April 16, 2008 04:39 ET


NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - FDC commits to Class A certification of Ingenico i-Series transaction terminals

Atlanta, GA - April 15, 2008. Ingenico announced at the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) Expo that it will gain Class A certification by First Data Corporation for its i-Series terminals .

"We see this as an excellent opportunity to expand our current relationship with First Data and its partners. The Class A certification will go a long way in enabling Ingenico to actively promote and sell its products to the channels First Data supports throughout the United States. We believe those channels will find the value and functionality of our wireless countertop devices to be exactly what their merchants need." said Geoff Bowen, president, Ingenico North America.

"The certification of Ingenico supports our goal of building out a spectrum of products and services that are tailored to meet the needs of merchants of all sizes. We value partnerships and believe that Ingenico will provide specific value for the merchants served by our channels," said Brian Mooney, president, Merchant Services, First Data Corp.

Certification for the devices will take place in 2008. Class B+ certification is currently available for certain channels.

About First Data

First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. With operations in 37 countries, First Data serves over 5.4 million merchant locations, 2,000 card issuers and their customers. It powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company's portfolio of services and solutions includes merchant transaction processing services; credit, debit, private-label, gift, payroll and other prepaid card offerings; fraud protection and authentication solutions; receivables management solutions; electronic check acceptance services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile payment solutions. The company's STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 2.1 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit

About Ingenico

Throughout the world businesses rely on Ingenico for secure and expedient electronic transaction acceptance. Ingenico products leverage proven technology, established standards and unparalleled ergonomics to provide optimal reliability, versatility and usability. This comprehensive range of products is complemented by a global array of services and partnerships, enabling businesses in a number of vertical sectors to accept transactions anywhere their business takes them. For more information about Ingenico, a leading supplier of electronic acceptance technology, please visit

For more information please contact:

Contacts :


Jerôme Goaër

+33 1 40 71 32 95

Valérie Sabineu

+33 1 40 71 32 71


Max-Paul Sebag

Communication Groupe Ingenico

Tel : +33 1 46 25 82 56

First Data Corp.

Elizabeth Grice

Director, Communications

(303) 967-8526

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