Global Payments Offers Comprehensive Payment Processing & Support Services for Chinese Merchants in Canada



    
    With this innovative offering, Global becomes the first payment processor
    in Canada to deliver specialized technical and customer care in Mandarin
    and Cantonese
    

    ATLANTA and TORONTO, July 3 /CNW/ -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:   GPN), a
world leader in electronic transaction processing services, announced today it
has expanded its services to meet the specific payment processing needs of
Mandarin and Cantonese speaking merchants in Canada by offer specialized
technical and customer care in Mandarin and Cantonese, further strengthening
Global Payments' position as a leader in the Canadian payment processing
industry.
    
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    "As a result of our International growth and expansion, our Canadian team
was able to utilize some of the exceptional support services already in place
that supports our Asia-Pacific merchants and to deliver a service offering
that we believe is unmatched in the Canadian marketplace," said Chairman,
President, and Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments, Paul R. Garcia
    Chinese merchant customers of Global Payments Canada will now also have
access to a broad spectrum of innovative Point-of-Sale (POS) solutions,
marketing and sales support, as well as customer care in their choice of the
Mandarin or Cantonese language.
    "With the Chinese community one of the largest and fastest growing in
Canada, and Chinese the third most common language in Canada," said Global
Payments Canada President, Jordan E. Cohen, "I firmly believe that the
introduction of these services demonstrates our commitment to meet the
diversified requirements of our merchants. Global Payments will continue to
leverage our unique competencies and infrastructure to offer key services for
Mandarin and Cantonese speaking merchants into the future," Cohen said.
    Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:   GPN) is a leading provider of electronic
transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales
Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-
national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin
America, Europe, the United Kingdom and the Asia-Pacific region. Global
Payments offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and
debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic
check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including
electronic check services, as well as terminal management. The company also
provides consumer money transfer services from the U.S. and Europe to
destinations in Latin America, Morocco, and the Philippines. For more
information about the company and its services, visit
www.globalpaymentsinc.com.
    This announcement by Global Payments' may contain certain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements that are not historical
facts, including revenue and earnings estimates and management's expectations
regarding future events and developments, are forward-looking statements and
are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  Important factors that
may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated
by such forward-looking statements include the following:  continued
certification by credit card associations, foreign currency risks, competition
and pricing, product demand, market and customer acceptance, development
difficulties, the effect of economic conditions and consumer spending,
security breaches or systems failures, costs of capital, changes in state,
federal or foreign laws and increases in credit card association fees, utility
or system interruptions, the ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions,
and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC filings, including the most
recently filed Form 10-Q or Form 10-K, as applicable.  The Company undertakes
no obligation to revise any of these statements to reflect future
circumstances or the occurrence of unanticipated events.
    Media Contact: Phyllis McNeill

    
                   770-829-8245 Voice
                   phyllis.mcneill@globalpay.com
    




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For further information: Media: Phyllis McNeill, +1-770-829-8245 Voice, 
phyllis.mcneill@globalpay.com Web Site: http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com

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