TIO to Provide Bill Payment Services for Gulf Power Customers in Northwest Florida

  TIO to Provide Bill Payment Services for Gulf Power Customers in Northwest
  Florida

   Self-service kiosks will service electric utility customers at Circle K
                          locations across the state

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- January 17, 2013

TIO Networks Corp. (TSX-V: TNC) ("TIO"), North America’s leading bill payment
processor, has partnered with Gulf Power, an electric utility company
servicing Northwest Florida, to make bill paying more convenient for its
customers. Gulf Power customers in the Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach areas
now have the option to pay their bills in real time using self-service kiosks
at select Circle K convenience stores.

“Paying bills on time can be challenging for many Americans today,” said Hamed
Shahbazi, CEO and Chairman of TIO Networks. “Our goal is to remove the
barriers that make bill payment difficult and help our partners provide
value-added services to their customers.”

TIO’s self-service kiosk locations accept cash and are accessible 24 hours,
seven days a week, and in multiple languages. Customers have the option to
have bills processed in real time to avoid expensive interest or late fees. To
pay their monthly utilities, users can visit a TIO kiosk at participating
Circle K locations with cash and a copy of their bill.

“We’re excited to offer our customers this service, which will help alleviate
wait times and ultimately make the bill payment process more convenient,” said
Jeff Rogers, Corporate Communications Manager for Gulf Power. “We hope to
expand to additional locations throughout our service market as customers
become more accustomed to the automated kiosks.”

TIO currently has more than 1200 kiosk locations processing in excess of
250,000 bill payment transactions per month. For more information visit:
www.tionetworks.com or join the conversation on facebook.com/tionetworks and
twitter.com/@tionetworks.com

About TIO Networks Corp: TIO is a cloud-based bill payment processor serving
the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North
America. With more than 57,000 endpoints to its processing network, TIO
symbolizes fast, convenient and secure bill paying. TIO Connect offers fast
and cost effective integration options that enable an organization to use
their own internal IT staff, or utilize one of TIO’s Independent Software
Vendor (ISV) partners to complete the integration. For more information visit:
www.TIOnetworks.com. Join the conversation on www.twitter.com/tionetworks or
like us on www.facebook.com/TIOWallet.

About Gulf Power: Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility
with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf
Power serves more than 430,000 customers in eight counties throughout
Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional
customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally
responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Visit online at
GulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook page, “Gulf Power Company.”

Contact:

Yulu Public Relations
Jennifer Maloney, 604-727-4506
Media Relations
Jennifer@yulupr.com
or
TIO Networks
John Lewis, 416-523-7086
Business Development
jrlewis@TIOnetworks.com
 
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