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OZForex, the Leading Provider of International Money Transfers, Establishes U.S. Subsidiary and Secures California Licensing



  OZForex, the Leading Provider of International Money Transfers, Establishes
  U.S. Subsidiary and Secures California Licensing Approval With Launch of
  USForex

 $70 Million Funding Round From Accel Partners and The Carlyle Group Enables
           Expansion and Growth Opportunities in the United States

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 15, 2012

OZForex, one of the world’s fastest-growing, technology-driven foreign
exchange providers, announced it has expanded to the United States and
launched USForex, a wholly-owned subsidiary. With U.S. headquarters in San
Francisco, USForex recently received licensing approval from California’s
Department of Financial Institutions with plans for future expansion, bringing
the total number of licensed approvals to 13 states; along with operations in
3 states that do not require licensing approval. Australia-based OzForex is a
leading provider of foreign exchange services and is owned by Macquarie Bank
and backed by private equity investors The Carlyle Group and Accel Partners.

With a high-tech and high-touch focused delivery model, USForex offers 24-hour
access to corporate and private client dealers for all of its customers,
leveraging a blend of powerful technology and customer service to supply its
customers with better value on foreign exchanges. USForex makes foreign
exchange simple, secure and easy, with quick set up, transparency and tailored
payments solutions. Customers have the ability to make international money
transfers from home or anywhere in the world by phone or via USForex’s fully
secure online platform.

“Establishing our U.S. presence and gaining licensing approval in California,
the world’s ninth largest economy, represents a tremendous growth opportunity
for USForex and provides businesses and individuals a cost-effective transfer
option that was previously not available,” stated Michael Ward, CEO Europe and
North America for USForex. “We’re experiencing strong demand for our
technology-driven platform that enables us to more efficiently deliver foreign
exchange services at very competitive prices. Our founders transformed the
foreign exchange services model by leveraging technology to eliminate
unnecessary costs for our customers and we’re pleased to announce our latest
U.S. expansion milestone.”

With a $70 million round funded by Accel Partners and The Carlyle Group,
USForex has quickly expanded into several U.S. markets, securing state
approval to operate in 16 states, including: California, Colorado, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North
Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The launch
of its U.S. headquarters office in San Francisco points toward the company’s
plans for continued expansion, focusing on providing a technology-driven,
online alternative to existing foreign exchange services for small-to-medium
enterprises, corporate clients and individuals.

"At Accel we see the financial services world moving both more online and
mobile everyday as consumers and businesses demand financial products that are
as intuitive and efficient as transacting with their favorite online retailers
and mobile apps,” said Ryan Sweeney, General Partner at Accel Partners. “The
OzForex companies have undoubtedly brought a "web 2.0" experience to sending
money overseas to hundreds of thousands of thrilled merchants and customers
already in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Therefore, we couldn't be
more thrilled to announce the Company's expansion into America and the launch
of USForex."

For more information on USForex, call 1-888-288-7354 or email
info@usforex.com.

About USForex

USForex is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OzForex, a strategic investment of
Macquarie Bank, Accel Partners and the Carlyle Group, and original co-founders
Matt Gilmour and Gary Lord. USForex is part of the OzForex Group which
includes UKForex, CanadianForex, OzForex, NZForex and Tranzfers.

Since its launch in 1998 by Matt Gilmour, the Group has grown to be one of the
world's largest online foreign exchange companies. The Company's client base
includes small and medium-sized importers and exporters, as well as
individuals who transfer financial assets, have recurring payments overseas,
and those investing abroad. The USForex Board of Directors is made up of
executives with significant experience in foreign exchange and the financial
markets.

Contact:

Media:
Allison+Partners
David M. Baum, 646-428-0620
David.Baum@allisonpr.com
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