SOURCE: Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc.

August 21, 2006 16:05 ET

Smart Card Marketing Systems, Inc. to Launch Distribution Network in Quebec City

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 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, announced today that they will launch a distribution network, through MD Multimedia, Inc., an affiliate partner, in Quebec City.

The distribution agreement states that MD Multimedia and their group of resellers will establish a marketing base from their existing sales network to market Smart Card's GoSmartCard platform directly to their retailers. MD Multimedia and its resellers have established a website that will allow them to create a base and then build the network of retailers integrating the GoSmartCard platform. This will allow all of the merchants to eventually participate in the joint marketing platforms offered by Smart Card. According to the distribution agreement, Smart Card will supply the technology as well as provide the back end office management of the program. The expected date of the launch for the distribution network as well as the website is the second week of September.

This distribution agreement will allow Smart Card to build its existing distribution network, while at the same time integrating new retailers who will have the ability to become co-brand licensees of Smart Card's technology. Smart Card CEO, Massimo Barone, stated, "We believe that developing distribution networks and establishing partnerships will create a future value to the size of Smart Card's infrastructure and capture an important part of the market share that we are seeking."

About Smart Card Marketing Systems, Inc.

Smart Card Marketing Systems, Inc. was established in 2003 and is a leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards, loyalty programs and payment processing services. Smart Card offers a powerful sales organization and merchant reseller marketing program that incorporates cutting edge technology and delivers a viable cost-effective solution. Smart Card is looking to revolutionize the prepaid and loyalty card market by presenting their proprietary solution offering, the GoSmartCard platform. For more information, go to

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