Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc.

April 30, 2009 16:00 ET

Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc. to Host Conference Call to Review Third Quarter Results

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS)(JSE:NT1) ("Net1" or the "Company") today announced it will host a conference call to review its fiscal 2009 third quarter results on May 8, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The results will be released on May 7, 2009, after the market closes in the United States.

To participate in the call, dial 1-800-860-2442 (U.S. only), 1-866-519-5086 (Canada only), 0-800-917-7042 (U.K. only) or 0-800-200-648 (South Africa only) five minutes prior to the start of the call. Callers should request "Net1 call" upon dial-in. The call will also be webcast on the Net1 homepage, Please click on the webcast link at least 10 minutes prior to the call. A webcast of the call will be available for replay on the Net1 website through May 29, 2009.

About Net1 (

Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system ("UEPS"), as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies. The company believes that it is the first company worldwide to implement a system that can enable the estimated four billion people who generally have limited or no access to a bank account to enter affordably into electronic transactions with each other, government agencies, employers, merchants and other financial service providers. To accomplish this, Net1 has developed and deployed the UEPS. This system uses secure smart cards that operate in real-time but offline, unlike traditional payment systems offered by major banking institutions that require immediate access through a communications network to a centralized computer. This offline capability means that users of Net1's system can enter into transactions at any time with other cardholders in even the most remote areas so long as a portable offline smart card reader is available. In addition to payments and purchases, Net1's system can be used for banking, health care management, international money transfers, voting and identification.

Net1 also focuses on the development and provision of secure transaction technology, solutions and services. Its core competencies around secure online transaction processing, cryptography and integrated circuit card (chip/smart card) technologies are principally applied to electronic commerce transactions in the telecommunications, banking, retail, petroleum and utilities market sectors. These technologies form the cornerstones of the "trusted transactions" environment of Prism, a South African based subsidiary of the company, and provide the Company with the building blocks for developing secure end-to-end payment solutions.

Net1 recently acquired 80.1% of BGS Smartcard System AG ("BGS"), an Austrian company, whose core business consists of developing and integrating smart card-based offline and online financial transaction systems. Since 1993, BGS has implemented tailor-made smart card-based payment solutions, focusing on emerging economies and in cooperation with banks, enterprises and government authorities. BGS is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries in India and Russia, and a branch office in the Ukraine. Distributors are located in Asia, Central and South America, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Middle East.

4th Floor, North Wing,
President Place, Cnr. Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road
Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 011-27-11-343-2000 Fax: 011-27-11-880-7080

Contact Information

  • Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc.
    William Espley
    Investor Relations
    604-484-8750 or Toll Free: 1-866-412-NET1 (6381)