VersaPay Partners with Business Improvements Areas of British Columbia

- Company to offer BIABC members preferred payment processing rates -

TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a provider of merchant credit, debit, gift and loyalty card payment processing solutions, today announced that it has signed a three-year, exclusive partnership agreement (the "Partnership") with the Business Improvements Areas of British Columbia (BIABC), a not-for-profit organization that promotes business improvements in British Columbia on behalf of its merchant membership base. VersaPay will provide all BIABC members preferred rates when implementing any VersaPay on-site or online payment processing solution.

"This Partnership helps strengthen our competitive position in British Columbia and provides an excellent growth opportunity for us, as the BIABC represents approximately 40,000 individual businesses across the province," said Michael Gokturk, CEO VersaPay. "We look forward to working with the BIABC's diverse membership base to provide them with customized and cost-efficient credit and debit card payment processing solutions."

"I believe this Partnership provides important benefits to interested BIA business members," said Patricia Barns, BIABC President and Executive Director of the Hastings North BIA. "In particular, it gives them the opportunity to realize potential operating cost savings, which is extremely valuable given the challenging economic environment."

About The Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia

The Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC) was formed in 1991 to assist and promote the BIA movement in British Columbia. As a not-for-profit organization, BIABC provides networking opportunities, works on outreach, lobbies the government, assists with renewal efforts, hosts an annual spring conference, publishes electronic newsletters and promotes members. BIABC's mission is to demonstrate leadership that will champion strong, vibrant and successful downtowns, mainstreets, and commercial districts throughout British Columbia. For additional information, please visit: www.bia.bc.ca

About VersaPay

VersaPay's (TSXV: VPY) proprietary technology enables businesses and consumers across Canada to accept and process credit, debit and gift card transactions. As a payment services and financial technology company serving over 3,000 Canadian businesses, VersaPay, in conjunction with its partners, provides the hardware, technology, infrastructure and support services that businesses of all types require to accept and process electronic payments from their consumers and clients.

While its core business is payment processing services, VersaPay also provides enhanced financial technology solutions such as VersaEFT - the Company's proprietary Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment solution - which enables merchants and consumers to easily transact with one another.

The Company was recognized by PROFIT Magazine as Canada's Top Emerging Growth Company and was ranked Number 1 in Canada on the 2009 HOT 50 List. VersaPay is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has operations in Toronto and Montreal. To learn more about VersaPay, visit http://www.versapay.com

Forward Looking and Other Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements and information that are based on the beliefs of management and reflect the Company's current expectations. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "belief", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "plan", "predict", "may" or "should" and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Such statements and information reflect the current view of the Company with respect to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in those forward-looking statements and information.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the speculative nature of the Company's business, the Company's formative stage of development and the Company's financial position. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change.

Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated or implied by forward-looking statements and information. Such factors include, among others, risks related to following: the Company's financial position and the potential need for future financings, the ability of the Company to maintain its relationship with its strategic partner for payment processing, the efforts and abilities of the senior management team, the ability of the Company to attract and retain skilled management, competition in the payment processing industry, and the Company's ability to respond to technological change and protect its intellectual property rights.

The Company cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on the Company's forward-looking statements and information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. The Company has assumed a certain progression, which may not be realized. It has also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such forward-looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. There can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE SECURITIES LEGISLATION.

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SOURCE VersaPay Corporation

For further information: For further information: Michael Gokturk, CEO, VersaPay Corporation, michael.gokturk@versapay.com, 1-866-999-8729; Kristen Dickson, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group, kdickson@equicomgroup.com, (416) 815-0700 ext. 273; For customer inquiries please contact: Peter Thanas, Strategic Partner Relations, VersaPay Corporation, peter.thanas@versapay.com, 1-866-999-8729 ext. 104; Patricia Barnes, President, BIABC, hastingsnorthbia@telus.net, (604) 215-2401


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