VeriFone Welcomes Karen Austin to Board of Directors

  VeriFone Welcomes Karen Austin to Board of Directors

    Major utility CIO and enterprise change management leader joins board

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 17, 2014

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced that Karen Austin, change
management expert and CIO for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), will join the
board, effective immediately.

“We are very excited to welcome Karen to the board. The technology expertise
she’s demonstrated at some of the nation’s largest retailers as well as her
strong leadership in implementing change across PG&E will be a great asset for
VeriFone and our executive team,” said Alex W. (Pete) Hart, chairman of the
board, VeriFone.

“I’m delighted to have Karen join our board,” said VeriFone CEO Paul Galant.
“Her success in leading organizational change, which essentially modernized
PG&E in ways that enhanced operations and customer service and pushed it into
the digital age, will help us to expedite the transformational progress
underway at VeriFone to become the company that we want to be - a company that
is client-first, operationally excellent, strategically focused, properly
organized, and operating with a single, distinct culture.”

After joining PG&E as CIO in 2011, where she oversees and directs IT systems
and cyber security initiatives that support all of PG&E’s customer touch
points, Austin transformed the enterprise into a more nimble and innovative
company that leveraged and digitized big data to enhance energy management for
both the utility and its customers. For this success, she was named one of
Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT leaders—an award program honoring leaders that
excel at demonstrating positive management strategies, innovation despite
business challenges and effective use of information technology.

Prior to joining PG&E, Austin held several executive-level positions at Kmart
Corporation and Sears Holdings Corporation. At Kmart, she served as Divisional
Vice President of Supply Chain Applications, Vice President of IT
Applications, and Vice President for Applications Development, Chief
Information Officer and Interim Chief Marketing Officer. At Sears, Austin
served as Senior Vice President, CIO and President of Consumer Electronics.

About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure
electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and
services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated,
consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail,
hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone
solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and
acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

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VeriFone Systems, Inc.
Andy Payment, 770-754-3541
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