TSYS to Provide Debit Payment Services for KBC Bank Ireland

  TSYS to Provide Debit Payment Services for KBC Bank Ireland

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ga. & LONDON -- July 8, 2013

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced that it has signed a multi-year payments
agreement with KBC Bank Ireland (KBC) to launch its debit card portfolio in
Ireland. The KBC portfolio will be processed on TS2^®, TSYS’ industry-leading
outsourced processing platform, and customer service support will be provided
by TSYS Managed Services EMEA.

KBC has provided business and personal banking services to customers
throughout Ireland for 40 years. Its parent company, KBC Group, is one of
Europe’s largest financial services providers, with operations also in the
U.S. and Southeast Asia.

“Debit is the fastest growing payment instrument in Europe and presents an
opportunity for TSYS to bring its extensive experience to this sector,” said
Kelley Knutson, executive vice president, TSYS. “We are committed to
developing our debit proposition in TSYS’ home markets, and by working with
KBC, we not only gain a new customer but also the opportunity to share best
practices as we grow together in the Irish payments market.”

“KBC is providing a real alternative in Irish banking and over the last 18
months we have been expanding our presence and introducing new and innovative
products. The ability to launch a debit card is seen as the next critical
stage in our growth,” said Edward Dillon, head of retail products for KBC Bank
Ireland. “We are pleased to partner with TSYS, the leading debit processor in
Ireland, to work together to launch our debit card portfolio.”

TSYS’ debit solution is part of its core business and can support all card
processing needs along with value-added services. TSYS Managed Services EMEA
will further support the portfolio with customer service support, dispute and
chargeback handling and fraud and strategy management.

About KBC Bank Ireland

KBC Bank Ireland has been operating in Ireland for 40 years and has been a
member of the KBC Group since 1978. As one of Ireland’s leading banks, KBC
provides business and personal banking services to customers throughout
Ireland. Our 700 employees in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast and Galway are
dedicated to working in partnership with our customers to ensure their
financial needs are met.

A member ofone of Europe’s largest banking groups, KBC is committed to
delivering responsible but innovative banking that is grounded in customer and
shareholder value.

About TSYS

At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people — not
the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered Payments^SM." By
putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched
customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial
institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering
merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit,
prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in
the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with
trust and convenience.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread
across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more
than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the
2013 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely
posts all important information on its website, for more please visit us at


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