CPI Card Group Receives MULTOS Certification

    LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 8 /CNW/ -- CPI Card Group (CPI), a global leader
in financial and commercial card manufacturing and services, announces its
certification for a full range of Dual Interface MasterCard solutions using
the MULTOS Operating System and PayPass.
    CPI listened to the market and delivered the ability for four-line
embossing without compromising the antenna distance and reading ability. CPI
developed a unique method that allows the greatest durability and the best
reading distance in the market. Its suite of solutions for Dual Interface
includes the 8K Step One, the 36K Multos and the 80K Multos I4F.
    Anna Rossetti, President of CPI - Canada, states, "We are extremely
excited to offer a full range of Dual Interface solutions to the Canadian
MasterCard issuers, in particular given their acceptance of combining EMV with
contactless technology. CPI's focus on offering the market the best
performance and durability will give the financial institutions the confidence
in CPI and they will no doubt take advantage of them."  This latest offering
comes with the traditional PayPass contactless technology that CPI has been
offering over the last five years to the largest issuers in the market.
    Oliver Manahan, Vice President, Advanced Payments, for MasterCard Canada
Inc., says, "We are pleased CPI is providing further alternatives to
MasterCard issuers in Canada with these exciting new products. With the
success of PayPass and the onset of EMV migration in Canada, this is an ideal
time for the introduction of these products into the Canadian marketplace."
    ACT Canada welcomes CPI's increased activity in the Canadian market.
Catherine Johnston, President & CEO said, "A highly competitive market moves
at a quicker pace. CPI has been a member of our association for many years and
their new focus on EMV and Canada will help the momentum of our market." ACT
Canada, entering its 20th year, is the stakeholder association focused on
secure payment and secure identity management.
    Laurence Sterling, Technology Manager at MULTOS International (formally
known as Keycorp), adds, "CPI's innovative dual interface solution brings a
new high performance option to all our customers."
    About CPI Card Group
    CPI, a global leader in financial and commercial card production,
issuance, and services, offers a single source for plastic cards from foil
cards and holograms, to translucent and smart cards. CPI's production sites
include Denver, Colorado; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Colchester,
England; Liverpool, England; and Ontario, Canada. CPI Card Group produces
high-quality, general-purpose, magnetic stripe and smart cards for many
applications. Certified to produce contactless products, CPI specializes in
distinctive cards and offers the largest production capacity in North America.
CPI's plants in Colorado and Nevada are ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more
information, visit http://www.cpicardgroup.com.

For further information:

For further information: Sales and Marketing, 1-800-446-5036,
information@cpicardgroup.com, or Regina Ramey, +1-303-345-2441,
rramey@cpicardgroup.com, both of CPI Card Group Web Site:

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