SOURCE: Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems, Inc.

February 25, 2011 08:15 ET

Payment Data Systems CEO Issues 2010 Year-in-Review Letter to Shareholders

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - Payment Data Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced the availability of a Letter to Shareholders from the Company's Chairman and CEO Michael Long. The full text of the letter can be found online at http://www.paymentdata.com/2010CEO_Shareholder_letter.pdf.

The letter provides a year-in-review for 2010 and 2009, discussing the Company's key achievements, financial highlights, new products, internal growth and acquisition strategies, and future outlook. Mr. Long commented, "As we approach the sixth anniversary of our company, we wanted to provide a more detailed update on our progress in 2010 as well as discuss those significant revenue and market opportunities that can positively impact shareholder value throughout 2011."

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The Company provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The strength of the company is its ability to offer specifically tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payments. For more information, please visit the Company's websites at http://www.paymentdata.com, www.ficentive.com, and www.zbill.com.

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