Ingenico recorded a strong increase in transaction volumes in Europe, in store and online, over the Christmas holiday period

More than 300 million transactions processed
- Payments in store: +13%
- Online payments: +37%
- Mobile payments: +50%

PARIS, Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), a global leader in payment solutions, recorded a strong increase in the volume of transactions processed in store and online in December.

In December 2013, more than 300 million transactions were processed in Europe, representing an increase of 14% in one year, through the 160 000 merchants connected to Ingenico's payment platforms in Europe.

This increase results from the development of in-store payments (+13%), processed through Ingenico's payment platforms (Axis, easycash) which enable merchants to consolidate their payment transactions. Furthermore, this increase was boosted by online payments (+37%), processed by Ogone, Ingenico's online payment services provider.

Regarding online payment, it is interesting to note an increase of more than 50% in the volume of transactions processed through mobile terminals (smartphones and tablets), which represented more than 10% of the volume of sales in December.

The second significant change is the increase of sales processed by online merchants in markets other than their domestic market: cross-border sales account for more than 25% of the transactions processed by Belgian e-merchants and for almost 50% of the transactions processed by German e-merchants connected to Ogone. In this context, Ogone's capacity to accept geographically specific payment means is a key advantage to support the geographical expansion of e- merchants.

Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Europe-SEPA Executive Vice President at Ingenico, stated: "The very strong growth of the volume of transactions processed through Ingenico's platforms in Europe over the Christmas holiday period reflects the quality of our solutions. It also demonstrates the relevance of our solutions and our capacity to support merchants to manage their payment infrastructure for all distribution channels - in-store, on line and mobile – and also in their different geographies."

About Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING)

With over 20 million terminals in operation in more than 125 countries, Ingenico is a major player in payment solutions. The company's 4,500 employees all over the world help retail chains, banks and service providers to optimise and secure their electronic payment solutions, extend their services and increase the results of their sales outlets.

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