TIO to Provide Gulf Power with Full Suite of Electronic Bill Payment Services

TIO to Provide Gulf Power with Full Suite of Electronic Bill Payment Services

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 17, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIO Networks Corp.,
(TSX-V: TNC) ("TIO"), North America's leading bill pay technology provider,
announced that it will be launching a full suite of electronic bill payment
services forGulf Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company
(NYSE: SO).

The full suite of electronic bill payment services include a Gulf
Power-branded native mobile bill pay app for iOS and Android smartphones,
TIO-provisioned over-the-counter payment systems deployed into authorized Gulf
Power dealer locations, self-serve kiosks deployed into a variety of retail
locations, and a TIO-powered web-based payment solution.

"We are excited to launch a full suite of bill payment options for Gulf Power
and its customers," said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO Networks. "We
are impressed with Gulf Power's innovation and customer-focus, and we are
proud to provide expedited payment options for Gulf Power with a complete
range of cash, debit, credit, and ACH options."

Gulf Power first engaged with TIO Networks in April 2013 to allow customers to
make bill payments with cash, credit, debit, and ACH at kiosks in various
retail locations. TIO's native mobile payment applications and a TIO-powered
web solution for electronic payments for Gulf Power will be available this
month.

"Gulf Power continues to look for ways to our improve customer service and to
make it easy for our customers to do business with us," said Jeff Rogers, Gulf
Power spokesman. "Our customers want more new payment options, and this is a
convenient way to offer that."

TIO provides bill payment solutions to clients of all sizes including both
large and small utility companies. TIO currently has more than 60,000 payment
locations in all 50 states and select Canadian markets. For more information,
visithttp://www.tionetworks.com/ or contactsales@tionetworks.com.

About TIO Networks
TIO Networks is a cloud-based bill payment processor serving the largest
telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. With more
than 60,000 endpoints, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient and secure bill
payment. 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 atGulfPower.comor on the
company's Facebook page, "Gulf Power Company."

Media Contact:
John Lewis, Business Development – TIO Networks
Tel:            416-523-7086
Email:          jrlewis@tionetworks.com 
Rob Goehring, Chief Marketing Officer – TIO Networks
Tel:            604-298-4636 ext 231
Email:          rob.goehring@tionetworks.com



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SOURCE TIO Networks Corp.

Website: http://www.tionetworks.com
 
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