Everlink Payment Services Appoints Mark Ripplinger President and Chief Operating Officer

    MARKHAM, CANADA, October 1 /CNW/ - Everlink, a leader in the Canadian
electronic payments services marketplace, has named Mark Ripplinger to the
position of President and Chief Operating Officer. In this position,
Ripplinger will be responsible for all Everlink operations, including client
support, product strategy, and sales. He will report directly to the office of
the chairman for Everlink Payment Services, Inc.

    With over 28 years of business experience, Ripplinger joins Everlink from
the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) where he was vice president of
technology and chief information officer (CIO). At Ottawa-based CPA he was
broadly responsible for all information technology functions, including the
operational management, oversight and developmental evolution of domestic and
foreign inter-institutional payment systems operated for CPA-member financial
institutions. Prior to joining CPA, he was senior vice president for
technology and CIO at ATB Financial; vice president and CIO at Crown Life; and
vice president of systems for Co-operators. He has also provided management
consulting services to such organizations as Cicso Systems, EDS and Sierra
Systems. He earned a bachelor of administration degree, with distinction, from
the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.

    As president of Everlink, Ripplinger will replace Mike Feliciano who has
served in that capacity since January 2005. Feliciano has decided to pursue
other interests outside the company.

    About Everlink

    Everlink Payment Services Inc. was formed in 2003 in partnership with its
shareholders Metavante Corporation and Celero Solutions and is a leader in the
dependable, secure delivery of electronic transaction switching services in
the Canadian marketplace. Everlink became a Direct Connector on the INTERAC(R)
Inter-Member Network (IMN) in 2004 and acquired the CGI/CDSL switching assets
in December 2005. The company operates a value-added CyberGateway technology
platform and processes in excess of 500 million issuer and acquirer
transactions annually. Operating three direct connect nodes to INTERAC, as
well as being the central switch provider for the Canadian Exchange(R)
Network, the ACCULINK(TM) Network, the Acxsys Cross Border Debit Services, and
through numerous connections to both debit and credit payment networks,
Everlink connects partner organizations to hundreds of thousands of ATM and
point-of-sale devices worldwide.

    Everlink is a national electronic services supplier providing switching
services to 90 percent of the Canadian credit union system and financial
services organizations. Everlink specializes in leading-edge gateway
transaction switching, ATM/POS driving, device monitoring and card processing
services. Everlink connects partner organization cardholders regionally,
nationally, globally, one secure transaction at a time with cost-effective
comprehensive solutions and services. To learn more about Everlink Services,
visit www.everlink.ca.


For further information:

For further information: Everlink Carole Kalil 1+905-946-5860;

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