SOURCE: Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc.

August 01, 2006 08:30 ET

Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. Releases a Corporate Update

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2006 -- Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMKG) (FRANKFURT: QYH), a leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards and payment transaction management services, released today a corporate update.

Smart Card has already captured a large portion of the prepaid card market in Quebec and other parts of Canada and they are now looking to further enter the US market with a larger base of merchant programs. The company has commenced discussions with three new clients to provide prepaid card solutions for the US market segment. Furthermore, Smart Card's pilot in the Florida State video lottery market has commenced in three locations and has been very well received by consumers. Smart Card can now concentrate on providing payment solutions for the over three hundred video lottery locations in the state of Florida.

Smart Card has also been working diligently to become a leading provider of loyalty programs in the optical industry in Ontario and Quebec. The company has started signing independent locations in these two provinces to become key presence sites for customers of the recently launched safety program for frames and lenses. It is important that Smart Card secure a wide variety of presence sites in order to receive corporate safety programs under the agreement in the two provinces.

Smart Card CEO, Massimo Barone stated, "Smart Card is building their client base to establish a strong long term commitment in different vertical markets with existing merchants and retailers to take advantage of momentum sales."

About Smart Card Marketing Systems, Inc.

Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. has taken a mainstream position in the smart and prepaid charge card market to develop, integrate and to jointly deploy turnkey co-branded solutions for loyalty and payment management transactions. Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. seeks industry suppliers and creates channel partners to better the availability of API's (automated protocol interfaces) that respectively are only available to preferred corporations/clients and manages the required protocol in-place by the offering institution for the merchant.


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