Monitise Named Finalist for PYMNTS.com Innovator Award

  Monitise Named Finalist for PYMNTS.com Innovator Award

  Mobile Money experts shortlisted in prestigious ‘Most Innovative Company’
                                   category

PYMNTS Innovation Project 2013

Business Wire

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- March 1, 2013

Monitise  has been named as a finalist for a PYMNTS.com 2013 Innovator Award
in the category of ‘Most Innovative Company’. As one of five finalists,
Monitise is being recognized as a leader in the payments industry.

The awards are now open for a public vote through to March 7 on PYMNTS.com
with the winners being announced during a live ceremony on March 21 from The
Innovation Project: a two-day program designed to challenge the way that the
payments and broader commerce ecosystem thinks, develops, and ignites
innovation.

Monitise’s vision is to make money mobile across the world as cash becomes
digitized. The company is being recognized for its consistently innovative
approach to Mobile Money, and enabling customers of the 300 plus financial
institutions and payment processors it works with to bank anywhere, pay anyone
or buy anything from their mobile phone.

Commenting on the recognition, Monitise EVP Payments Lisa Stanton said: “We
are delighted to have made the shortlist for this exciting category. Our
ongoing growth is testament to the consistently innovative services we deliver
together with our partners and clients across the world, and the unrivalled
expertise of the 700 specialists at Monitise dedicated purely to Mobile
Money.”

The Innovation Project 2013 delegates include senior executives and elite
innovators from every aspect of the payments and broader commerce ecosystem,
worldwide. The Innovation Project is hosted by PYMNTS.com, the leading source
of news and content on “what’s next” in payments innovation, and is taking
place on March 20-21 at Harvard University. One of its five modules includes
pairing industry CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former
U.S. VP), Steve  Levitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), Rosie 
Rios (U.S. Treasurer), Russell  Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),  and
Josh Lerner  (Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom
around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to
shop and pay. Warren Buffett is the program’s keynote.

For more information on Monitise and its Mobile Money services visit
www.monitise.com. To see the list of other finalists and to vote, click here,
and to request an invitation to participate as a delegate please visit
theinnovationproject2013.com.

About Monitise

Monitise plc (LSE: MONI) is a leading technology and services company that
delivers mobile banking, payments, and commerce networks worldwide. Monitise
enables financial institutions and other payment companies to defend and
extend their market position by protecting their existing customer
relationships and transactions while enabling new forms of mobile commerce
revenue.

Monitise powersbank-grade solutions that are delivered on premise, or via
cloud services. The value of payments and transfers initiated via Monitise’s
platform technology is more thanUS$31bn on an annualised basis. Monitise has
a global reach and unique set of partners and clients using its completely
adaptable platform. More information is available at www.monitise.com.

About The Innovation Project

Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments industry will
change the way that the payments and its broader commerce ecosystem thinks,
talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20^thand 21^stthe greatest
minds in commerce and payments will assemble at Harvard University near Boston
to kick the conversation about innovation up to an entirely different level at
a program called The Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the
most senior executives and elite innovators from literally every established
payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative
startups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs
with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S. VP), Steve  Levitt
(Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), Rosie  Rios (U.S. Treasurer),
Russell  Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),  and Josh Lerner  (The
Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what
it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay.
Warren Buffett is the program’s keynote. The Innovation Project also hosts the
industry’s 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the industry’s top
innovators over dinner, which this year will be emceed by B.J. Novak of The
Office and will introduce delegates to 40 of the hottest “next generation”
payments innovators.

About PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share
relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce
and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments
industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next”
in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it daily for these insights,
making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides
an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership,
popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global
decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.

Contact:

For further information about PYMNTS.com
Leeann Cannon, (001) 617-374-1334
lcannon@pymnts.com
or
For further information about Monitise
Investor Relations
Haya Herbert-Burns, +44(0)203 657 0366
Haya.herbert-burns@monitise.com
or
Media Relations
Gavin Haycock, +44(0)203 657 0362
Gavin.haycock@monitise.com
or
Monitise Americas
LaunchSquad
Kate Reed, +1 415-625-8555
monitise@launchsquad.com