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VeriFone and ITS Bring Latest Payment Solutions to Saudi Arabia

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) announced today the introduction of two EMV-ready payment terminals from VX Evolution—its latest line of portable and countertop terminals—to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia market with its partner, International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS), an integrated IT solutions and software services provider.

VeriFone's VX 520 advanced countertop payment device will be available to merchants in the Kingdom o ...

VeriFone's VX 520 advanced countertop payment device will be available to merchants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The VX 520 provides a full range of connectivity options, from dial and Ethernet to GPRS, with an optional battery for portability. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), the central bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has certified VeriFone’s VX 520, the most advanced countertop payment system, and the VX 675, the world’s smallest, full-function, wireless handheld payment device. SAMA oversees the Saudi Payments Network (SPAN), the payment system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that connects all ATM and point of sale (POS) terminals.

“VeriFone is committed to providing leading edge, certified terminal solutions to meet the needs of our clients in key markets,” said Bulent Ozayaz, president of Southern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa for VeriFone. “Working in partnership with ITS, we are able to continue to extend our global payments industry leadership into the Kingdom and ultimately throughout the region.”

ITS is a leader in software services and solutions with decades of experience in the Gulf region and hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions as clients. ITS assisted in developing SAMA’s high-level information security system, the Saudi Arabian Riyal Interbank Express (SARIE), which provides the mechanism for all Saudi commercial banks to make and settle payments in Saudi Riyals (SAR).

“VeriFone’s advanced payment terminals provide the latest capabilities and most robust security to meet the needs of banks and merchants throughout the Kingdom,” said Mohamed Nigm, Sector Service Manager of Saudi Arabia for ITS, which will provide local distribution and support. “VeriFone solutions provide a wide range of communications options that meet the needs of virtually any merchant in the Saudi market.”

VeriFone’s payment devices are compact, easy to install and easy for both merchant and customer to use. They accommodate a wide variety of card payment options including NFC, mobile wallets, EMV, and contactless payments.

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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for VeriFone Systems, Inc

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs and on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of VeriFone Systems, Inc., including many factors beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those associated with: the successful rollout of our Vx Evolution solutions in the Saudi Arabia market, execution of our strategic plan and business initiatives and whether the expected benefits of our plan and initiatives are achieved, short product cycles and rapidly changing technologies, our ability to maintain competitive leadership position with respect to our payment solution offerings, our assumptions, judgments and estimates regarding the impact on our business of the continued uncertainty in the global economic environment and financial markets, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses into our business and operations, our ability to protect against fraud, the status of our relationship with and condition of third parties such as our contract manufacturers, distributors and key suppliers upon whom we rely in the conduct of our business, our dependence on a limited number of customers, the conduct of our business and operations internationally, our ability to effectively hedge our exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, and our dependence on a limited number of key employees. For a further list and description of the risks and uncertainties affecting the operations of our business, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements are made. VeriFone is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

About International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS):

International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS), a leading integrated information technology solutions provider, offers cutting edge solutions for numerous valued clients in the Middle East, North African, and East Asian regions, as well as the Caribbean, through our resource pool of over 1,500 skilled IT professionals based in 14 offices worldwide. At ITS, we are proud of our long and successful track record since our establishment in 1981. For more information on ITS, please see:

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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