Mint Technology Corp.
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Mint Technology Corp.

May 16, 2012 13:17 ET

Minister of Agriculture Announces to Egyptian Press Progress on the Electronic "Hiazah" Card for Farmers

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Mint Technology Corp. ("Mint") (TSX VENTURE:MIT)(PINKSHEETS:MITJF) announces in Cairo, Egypt yesterday an Egyptian publication, Al Messa, announced that the Minister of Agriculture and the Undersecretary of the Minister of Agriculture are making good progress with regards to the implementation of the Mint electronic "Hiazah" Card. The Minister emphasized the project will benefit all farmers in the country by "preserving the quality of land and the identity of the farmers as well as streamlining the distribution of fertilizer, other rural products and loans from the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit ("PBDAC")."

Mr. Ali Jarallah, Managing Director of Mint Egypt, said today, "As reported in the Egyptian press yesterday, Mint and the Ministry of Agriculture are well progressed toward the launch of this exciting project. After our last working session on April 19th, 2012, a further workshop between all parties involved has been scheduled for May 25th - May 29th, 2012 where it is expected that final contracts will be approved and executed."

Mint will release further details of the progression of this project as they become available.

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Established in 2004, Mint is the world's first vertically integrated prepaid card and payroll services provider with its own ATM network, payment processing platform and proprietary branded card product including microcredit, mobile top up and money remittance services delivered seamlessly to workers throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. Mint operates through 4 subsidiaries, Mint Middle East, a payroll card services provider, Mint Money, a financial products company, Mint Global Processing, a fully integrated third party processing platform and soon to launch, Mint Merchant Services, a POS and ATM network solutions business. Mint has 65 employees in 7 offices in UAE (2), Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, USA and Canada where Mint is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX VENTURE:MIT).

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