Cardtronics Emphasizes Commitment to Information Security

Cardtronics Emphasizes Commitment to Information Security

Chief Information Security Officer Added to Executive Leadership Team

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM),
the world's largest retail ATM owner, today announced an evolution of the
company's information technology executive leadership team, featuring the
introduction of a newly created Chief Information Security Officer position.

Transitioning from his current role as Chief Information Officer, Jerry
Garcia, who spent the last 10 years designing and developing the information
technology systems Cardtronics uses to run its business, will now focus
exclusively on Cardtronics' information security program as chief information
security officer (CISO). Mike McCarthy, a seasoned chief information officer
(CIO) within the financial services industry, has joined Cardtronics as its
new CIO. Both Garcia and McCarthy will report directly to Cardtronics Chief
Executive Officer Steve Rathgaber.

"As the world's largest retail ATM owner, as the operator of a global ATM
fleet approaching 63,000 machines, Cardtronics has a responsibility to its
clients, consumers and our shareholders to be a model of excellence in
information technology and security," said Steve Rathgaber, chief executive
officer, Cardtronics. "The creation of a dedicated information security
officer role emphasizes Cardtronics' commitment to industry-leading security
systems, and Jerry Garcia, the architect of the IT landscape at Cardtronics,
makes for an ideal candidate to exercise enterprise-wide oversight of our
information security program."

Assuming Garcia's previous post, Mike McCarthy joins Cardtronics as chief
information officer, taking responsibility for the company's IT
infrastructure, design and implementation of high-availability IT solutions.

Biographical Highlights — Mike McCarthy

A 15-year, seasoned veteran of the financial services industry, McCarthy was
most recently senior vice president and CIO serving the credit card and retail
payments businesses at FIS, the world's largest global provider dedicated to
banking and payments technologies. While at FIS, in addition to being
responsible for technology architecture, integration and execution, McCarthy
advised the executive team on emerging technology and industry trends, with a
special focus on new product strategies and revenue opportunities.

Prior to that role at FIS, McCarthy held senior positions in information
technology and business management—including chief information officer—with
NYCE Payments Network, which provides consumers with secure, real-time access
to their money, offering hundreds of thousands of ATM locations and millions
of point-of-sale locations nationwide.

McCarthy studied computer programming at the Institute of Computer Science,
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bellevue University, as
well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Benedictine

About Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM)

Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live their
lives, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions,
prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates
more than 62,800 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Whether
Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America's most relevant retailers,
enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders'
surcharge-free cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics
is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is
where cash meets commerce.

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