Vantiv to Begin Class A Certification of New Equinox Apollo Platform

  Vantiv to Begin Class A Certification of New Equinox Apollo Platform

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Business Wire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- May 1, 2013

Equinox Payments, LLC, a leading payments solutions provider, today announced
that integrated payment processor Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) has committed to
completing Class A certification of its new Apollo hardware and software

The new Apollo platform from Equinox Payments combines state-of-the-art
hardware and software to pro ...

The new Apollo platform from Equinox Payments combines state-of-the-art
hardware and software to provide merchants and their customers with a
reliable, secure and intuitive experience at the point of sale. (Photo:
Business Wire)

Apollo is Equinox’s first major platform initiative since the company divested
from Hypercom and will be offered to businesses through the company’s
extensive network of processors and ISO partners like Vantiv. The platform is
an excellent fit for these market segments because of its flexible hardware
design and agnostic software platform that gives customers the freedom to
access the third-party services of their choice.

Vantiv, an integrated provider of payment processing strategies and advanced
technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions, will begin the
certification process in the third quarter of 2013. “We are very excited about
adding the Apollo family to our product lines,” said Patty Walters, Senior
Vice President for Merchant and Security Products at Vantiv. “We like the fact
that this new consumer-facing platform will give consumers more choice at the
point of sale while giving our customers access to EMV, NFC and Bluetooth
capabilities by simply connecting their existing hardware to an Apollo

“Vantiv’s commitment to certifying our new product line is extremely
gratifying for us,” said Chris Dismukes, Vice President, North American Client
Group for Equinox Payments. “It’s proof positive that Apollo is on the right
track from the start. Like us, Vantiv wants to offer their customers greater
value and allow them to be prepared for the upcoming changes in the payment
industry. Apollo allows customers to do that in a straightforward,
cost-effective manner.”

Equinox announced the launch of the Apollo platform at the Electronic
Transactions Association Annual Meeting and Expo on May 1, 2013.

About Equinox Payments, LLC

Equinox Payments, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the second-largest
provider of payment terminals and related technologies in North America.
Equinox is increasingly positioned as a thoughtful and trusted resource that
assists payment sector participants keep pace with rapid change. Beyond
payment acceptance hardware, Equinox is now enabling cloud-based convergence
between retailers, payment processors, smart data, and payment credentialing
systems all within highly secure solutions. Equinox’s more than 200 employees
are driving technical innovation across the payment landscape through its
market-leading retail and payment processing clientele.

About Vantiv

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading, integrated payment processor
differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a
comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and
technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in
the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a
single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping
them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the
third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on
number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes
expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as ecommerce,
payment facilitation (PayFac^TM), mobile, prepaid and information solutions,
and attractive industry verticals, such as petroleum, business-to-business,
government, healthcare, gaming and education. For more information, visit

Equinox Payments is a registered trademark of Equinox Payments, LLC. All other
products or services mentioned in this document are trademarks, service marks,
registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners.

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