Global Payments to Provide Comprehensive Payment Processing Services to HSBC Bank Canada's Clients



    ATLANTA and TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:   GPN), a
world leader in electronic transaction processing services, announced today it
has entered into an exclusive, long term Canadian merchant services referral
agreement with HSBC Bank Canada to provide a complete line of card acceptance
services, Point-of-Sale (POS) products, comprehensive credit card processing
and account settlement to HSBC Bank Canada's customers.
    
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    HSBC Bank Canada has more than 170 offices and provides a full range of
financial products and services to businesses, institutions, and individuals
offering day-to-day banking, lending and investment products and services.
"Broadening our referral channels is an important aspect of our business
strategy, and this merchant services referral agreement further demonstrates
our leadership role in the important Canadian market," said Chairman,
President, and Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments, Paul R. Garcia.
    "This relationship provides us with the opportunity to enable an even
larger number of Canadian merchants with Global Payments' wide variety of
innovative Canadian payment products and services," said Global Payments
Canada President, Jordan E. Cohen.
    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 and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information about the
company and its services, visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.
    This announcement may contain forward-looking statements pursuant to the
"safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such as
product demand, market and customer acceptance, the effect of economic
conditions, competition, pricing, development difficulties, foreign currency
risks, costs of capital, continued certification by credit card associations,
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.

    
    Contact:
    Phyllis McNeill
    770-829-8245 Voice
    phyllis.mcneill@globalpay.com
    




For further information:

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

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