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i2c Opens New Office to Accelerate Growth of Prepaid and Mobile Financial Services in Asia Pacific

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 8, 2014 – To address the growing market for prepaid products and mobile financial services in the Asia Pacific region, i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced the opening of its Singapore office. Located at One Raffles Place, the office will house product, client services and business development staff.

i2c's solutions are redefining what's possible in prepaid, debit, credit and emerging commerce by offering a single global processing platform with integrated mobile and loyalty capabilities. Issuers looking to launch travel, virtual, mobile, corporate and government prepaid products in the Asia Pacific region are working with i2c to get to market quickly with differentiated programs. With programs in market in Japan, China, the Philippines and Australia and new clients coming on board across the region, Asia Pacific is a key growth area for i2c.“With our client base in the Asia Pacific region growing amidst a backdrop of rapidly expanding consumer demand for flexible prepaid and mobile financial solutions, it makes sense for us to invest in the region,” says Scott Salmon, general manager, International, at i2c. “With feet on the ground in Singapore, we look forward to working closely with clients and partners in the region to create solutions tailored to local market needs.”

The office also provides i2c with a physical presence from which it will support its strategic alliance with Visa in the region. The companies announced in November 2013 a formal alliance to support prepaid market growth in a number of global markets, including Asia Pacific, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

For more information go to www.i2cinc.com

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Melissa Telli

Director, Marketing & Communications

Telephone: +1 650-480-5247

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i2c to Share Perspective on Mobile Payments Adoption at European Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 4, 2014 – i2c, Inc. General Manager, International, Scott Salmon, will address delegates of PayExpo, a multi-channel payments conference, taking place next week in London. Salmon's talk, “Bridging the Mobile Payments Divide: The Key to Achieving Widespread Consumer Adoption” will take place on Thursday, 12 June at 12:30 as part of the Future of Payments Summit.

Despite a plethora of mobile payment schemes in the market today, consumers have been slow to adopt this payment method. Salmon's session will explore the forces at work that have dampened wider adoption and put forth a solution for igniting mobile payments. He will discuss why this solution – using a linked plastic card as a bridge payment method – makes sense from both practical and psychological perspectives.

A Gold sponsor of the event, i2c will also be showcasing its cloud-based global commerce and payment processing solution, which is differentiated by its support for any payment form factor, currency, language or country through one platform. Delegates are encouraged to visit the i2c stand, D30, in the exhibit hall to speak with Salmon and other company executives about i2c's approach to launching profitable prepaid, mobile, debit and credit programmes.

 

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Melissa Telli

Director of Marketing and Communications

i2c, Inc.

Telephone: +1 650-480-5247

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Digital Gifting App Jifiti Launches on i2c's Global Commerce & Payment Processing Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 19, 2014 – i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that Jifiti, the breakthrough app that lets consumers turn physical goods into digital gifts, is using its platform for open-loop prepaid processing.

Jifiti was created to make gift giving more thoughtful, flexible and convenient. The app allows a user to select an item in the app or in-store by scanning a bar code and send it digitally as a gift to any recipient via e-mail, text or Facebook. The recipient can select their ideal size and color or choose an entirely different item to redeem. Users can also add products to a wish list which others can purchase for them individually or by chipping in as a group.

“Jifiti solves the gifting problem for consumers while driving sales for retailers through the integration of online and offline channels,” said Shaul Weisband, chief marketing officer at Jifiti. “By partnering with i2c for processing, we are positioning ourselves to bring the benefits of Jifiti to even more consumers and retailers. In particular, i2c's global processing capabilities and support for any language and currency will be key as we enter new international markets.”

i2c is also the processing engine behind the newly released IKEA Portland Gift Registry platform, which is powered by Jifiti's technology. Jifiti provides an end-to-end registry solution that retailers can implement quickly without any system integration. It allows guests to purchase or chip in for any gift on a registry and registrants to redeem purchased gifts via the registry app.

i2c Senior Vice President, Business Advisory Group, Stephan Koukis, comments, “Jifiti's gifting solution represents a significant innovation in online to offline commerce. With commerce becoming more mobile-driven and frictionless, other innovators in this space will require next-generation processing capabilities like i2c's that can support entirely new transactions and consumer experiences. We are excited to partner with Jifiti as they work to expand their reach globally and enhance user experience.”

 

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Melissa Telli

Director of Marketing and Communications

i2c, Inc.

Tel: +1 650.593-5400

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EfroTech organized Successful Open House

EfroTech organized the ET Open House at its Head Office on 6 May 2014 from 10am to 7pm and witnessed the gathering of over 200 IT, HR, Supply Chain and Finance management professionals from numerous industry verticals and technology/management consultancy firms.

The products showcased at the event were TimeTrax HCMs - a HR Information Management System (http://www.TimeTrax.com.pk); BizzTrax ERP - an Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain management Software (http://www.BizzTrax.com.pk); orBItrax - an Online Reporting and Business Intelligence Tool (http://www.orBItrax.com.pk).

Among the noteworthy attendees of the event were Mr. Arif Akhai of PharmaLink Karachi, one of the largest distributors of Pharmaceutical products in the country and Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder, Dean CBM & CES at IoBM Institute of Business Management.

The visitors greatly appreciated the appealing graphical interface and user-friendliness of the systems and were impressed by the depth and maturity of the applications as due to their generic design they are suitable for any and every industry. Developed as On-cloud and On-premise applications, all three solutions are available on the ET-Cloud and thus readily available on the pay-as-you-go model and ideally suited for startups and small-midsized organizations that do not wish to incur a heavy start-up cost.

Multiple project contracts were signed during the event and included Channel Partnership agreement with two Management & Financial Consultancy firms.

EfroTech was the recipients of 2 Winner Awards at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2013 held in Islamabad in September last year, including Best in eLogistics & Supply Chain for BizzTrax ERP. Further details about the event and about EfroTech can be found on the ET website: http://www.EfroTech.com

 

i2c Experiencing Accelerated Worldwide Growth in Fiscal Year 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 29, 2014 – i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that it is continuing to experience strong worldwide sales momentum in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, which ends June 30. i2c is also seeing substantial growth from
its existing client base, as both prepaid platform transactions and total accounts supported are up more than 50% from a year ago. The i2c platform's ability to monetize customer relationships and build loyalty is resonating with organizations in all regions of the globe.

The diversity of specific program solutions being implemented is a result of the flexibility inherent in i2c's next-generation processing platform. Programs implemented or in development include general purpose re loadable (GPR) programs in Japan, a mobile wallet companion card in South Africa, a
digital gifting app in the United States, debit card programs in Latin America and various prepaid programs in China, Australasia and the Middle East. A full spectrum of prepaid programs, including GPR, payroll, incentives, gift, travel, loyalty and remittance solutions, have been rolled out by i2c
during the fiscal year.

To connect with current and future clients, i2c will be attending two major industry trade shows in May and June:

Gold Sponsor at Cards and Payments Middle East (CPME)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13-14
CPME is the Middle East's largest smart card, payments and digital identification event. Along with
solutions showcases, executives from i2c will be presenting “Five Ways to Profitability in the Prepaid
Business” and will have available a white paper for attendees on prepaid program profitability.

Gold Sponsor at PayExpo
London, England - June 12-13
PayExpo is the largest multi-channel payments conference in the United Kingdom and one of
Europe's leading annual payments events. i2c will be showcasing its next generation commence
solutions and speaking at the event.

“Global markets continue to present significant opportunities for i2c's growth. As we continue processing hundreds of millions of transactions in more than 216 countries and territories, we are pleased to see continued demand for our next generation platform,” said Charlie Born, chief marketing officer at i2c. “Our easy-to-use solutions, which can be deployed in as little as 30 days, address the changing world of commerce by providing the essential capabilities organizations need to create better financial products, capture customer loyalty and increase bottom line program revenues. We will continue to redefine processing in the coming year, focusing on expanding our mobile, loyalty and data analytics solutions.”

About i2c, Inc.
From its Silicon Valley headquarters, i2c provides the infrastructure financial institutions, corporations,
brands and governments around the world need to launch and profitably manage prepaid and next generation commerce products. i2c's global, cloud-based platform supports virtually any prepaid,
debit or credit program in plastic, virtual or mobile form. Clients on six continents use the i2c platform
to build profitable, differentiated payment products and services that meet unique customer needs.
For more information go to www.i2cinc.com.


Contact
Melissa Telli
Director of Marketing and Communications
i2c, Inc.
Tel: +1 (650) 593-5400
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