Optimal Payments PLC OPAY Optimal's NETBANX wins Elavon PSP Award

  Optimal Payments PLC (OPAY) - Optimal's NETBANX wins Elavon PSP Award

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Optimal Payments PLC
24 September 2012








                                      

  Optimal Payments' NETBANX recognised for excellence in payments by Elavon

                                      

       Also shortlisted for Best Payment Innovation in e-Commerce Award

                                      

London,UK -  Monday  24^th September,  2012  - Optimal  Payments  (LSE:  OPAY) 
("Optimal"), a leading online payments  provider, is pleased to announce  that 
it has been  recognised by Elavon  Merchant Services ("Elavon")  with the  top 
award for "Outstanding PSP Performance" of the Year.



This award recognises the outstanding  service that Optimal Payments'  NETBANX 
payment processing division provides to its merchant customers. NETBANX works
with a  number of  acquirers including  Elavon to  offer a  comprehensive  and 
global payments capability through a single integration.



"We are very proud to be  recognised for this significant achievement",  said 
Danny Chazonoff, Chief  Operating Officer  of Optimal  Payments. "This  award 
demonstrates the commitment of the  whole Optimal team to deliver  outstanding 
service to our NETBANX customers. It further enhances our sound reputation  as 
we continue to extend  our solutions to merchants  and consumers built  around 
our innovative proprietary technology platform."



James Quickfall, Head of 3^rd Party  Sales at Elavon Merchant Services,  added 
"Optimal Payments has  continued to  demonstrate its  capabilities in  payment 
processing, and we are proud of  our relationship with them, leveraging  their 
market  leading  technology,  risk   management  experience  and   operational 
excellence to help us win large,  complex deals.Their ability to deliver  to 
their customers is  unrivalled, and  our successful relationship  is built  on 
strong foundations of innovation and professionalism from both sides."



This award follows Optimal Payments' success in being shortlisted for the Best
Payment Innovation in e-Commerce Award  at the IMRG sponsored 2012  e-Commerce 
Awards for Excellence.



These awards are unique in the UK  and will bring the whole industry  together 
to celebrate its success. The  awards categories have been carefully  selected 
to show  off  the broad  range  of skills  that  are required  for  successful 
e-commerce as well as reflecting the  contribution that eCommerce can make  to 
society and culture.The ceremony  to announce the  winners of the  eCommerce 
Awards for Excellence  takes place on  2nd October (the  first evening of  the 
e-Commerce  Expo  http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk)  at  the  Brewery,  Chiswell 
Street  in   the   City  of   London.More   information  is   available   at 
http://www.imrg.org.



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For further information contact:

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Email:investorrelations@optimalpayments.com


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About Optimal Payments



Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions.Trusted by
businesses and consumers in over 180 countries to move and manage billions  of 
dollars each year, merchants use the NETBANX ® processing service to  simplify 
how they accept and settle  credit card, direct-from-bank, and cash  payments; 
and the NETELLER ® payment account to increase margins, capture new  customers 
and increase their lifetime value.  Being an independent provider has  allowed 
the company to support tens-of-thousands  merchants around the globe across  a 
wide range of industries.Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London  Stock 
Exchange's AIM  market,  with a  ticker  symbol of  OPAY.  Subsidiary  company 
Optimal Payments Ltd is authorized and  regulated as an e-money issuer by  the 
UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA).



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About Elavon (www.elavon.com)

Elavon is a wholly owned subsidiary  of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and  provides 
end-to-end payment processing services to  more than one million merchants  in 
the United  States, Europe,  Canada, Mexico,  Brazil and  Puerto Rico.  Elavon 
markets solutions including credit and debit card processing, electronic  gift 
cards, dynamic currency conversion,  multi-currency support, and  cross-border 
acquiring through multiple alliance channels including financial institutions,
trade associations, third party sales agents as well as direct sales. Elavon's
suite of solutions is tailored to  meet the needs of merchants in  specialized 
markets such as retail, hospitality/T&E, health care, education and the public
sector.



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