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Grupo Unicomer Becomes First Multinational Retailer VisionPLUS® Flex Client

First Data Corporation, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announced that Grupo Unicomer, a leading retailer of furniture, appliances and electronics in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, will use VisionPLUS® Flex as their core processing system for all their retail brands in the 19 countries in which they operate.

First Data’s VisionPLUS Flex provides server-based processing support for issuing and acquiring of credit, debit, prepaid, consumer and commercial cards and consumer loans. Additionally, a number of global brands use this solution for private label cards. It can be configured to operate in any country, on any currency and with any language preference to support market expansion and growth.

“Having a multinational and multi-brand organization like Unicomer run their card portfolios on VisionPLUS Flex demonstrates its strength and flexibility,” said John Elkins, president, First Data International Regions. “We look forward to working closely with Unicomer to support their current and future growth and expansion through the region and offering value-added services built to enhance their products to their customers.”

Grupo Unicomer not only will use VisionPLUS Flex as its core processing system but will also receive maintenance, compliance and professional consulting from First Data. “It’s one more example of how First Data provides complete solutions that help our clients grow their businesses,” Elkins added.

“We are excited about the possibilities that VisionPLUS Flex can bring to our business,” said Mario Siman, President, Unicomer. “Unicomer is a multinational and multi-brand business enterprise and we feel VisionPLUS Flex will help us better manage our existing products and diversify into new products and services to offer to our client base across the region.”

About First Data

Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive client revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

About Grupo Unicomer

Unicomer Group was founded in 2000 when it acquired the retail operations in Central America of the multinational Dutch group CETECO. Unicomer manages several brands and chains across the region, including La Curacao, Almacenes Tropigas, and the Radio Shack franchise in Central America, Unicomer in the United States, Courts and Lucky Dollar in the Caribbean, Artefacta and Baratodo in Ecuador, and Gollo Tiendas in Costa Rica.

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