Statement From Joseph W. Saunders, Chairman and CEO, Visa Inc. Regarding Visa Shares Trading on the New York Stock Exchange



    SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /CNW/ -- Visa Inc.'s (NYSE:   V) Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Joseph W. Saunders, today made the following statement:
    "This is an exciting and historic day for Visa. It marks the culmination
of a more than two-year process that led to our global reorganization and our
becoming a public company.
    "This milestone could not have been achieved without the support of our
employees and our client financial institutions. They see the potential in
Visa Inc. as a public company. We believe Visa's new structure positions us to
meet the changing needs of our merchant and financial institution clients
around the world as we seek to enhance and grow the products and services we
provide to our customers.
    "We operate in a large global market undergoing a significant shift from
cash and check to electronic payments. We believe Visa is well positioned to
build upon our past success and take advantage of this migration to electronic
payments.
    "This confidence is a result of our unique assets including our globally-
recognized and trusted brand; superior centralized processing network;
comprehensive products and services; and diverse and long-standing client
relationships.
    "We believe these assets provide the foundation for our future success."

    Contacts:

    
    Sandra Chu, Media Relations
    Visa Inc.
    Tel: +1 415 932 2564
    E-mail: globalmedia@visa.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Sandra Chu, Media Relations, Visa Inc., 
+1-415-932-2564, globalmedia@visa.com

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