Ingenico Group further expands global partnership with Elavon

PARIS, Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingenico Group (Euronext:FR0000125346-ING), the global leader in seamless payment, today announces that Elavon will rely on its EMV-ready payment solutions to power two key Elavon initiatives in the United States.

Elavon has worked with Ingenico Group to build EMV-enabled payment solutions in Europe, as well as in Canada and Latin America. Based on its demonstrated ability to deliver consistently high quality infrastructure and support, Elavon has now selected Ingenico Group to be a key partner in supporting its migration to EMV-based payment processing infrastructures in the U.S. In addition, it has chosen Ingenico Group to run Fanfare, Elavon's omni-channel marketing and customer loyalty program for small-to-medium size U.S. customers.

"Ingenico Group has worked closely with Elavon in key markets around the world, which has allowed Elavon to experience our EMV expertise firsthand," commented Thierry Denis, President of Ingenico Group North America. "We are pleased Elavon has selected Ingenico Group as a key partner to support its U.S. merchants' EMV migration. Our payment solution, combined with Fanfare, offers customers a versatile and customized customer loyalty management solution."

"Elavon's Fanfare program is the next-generation consumer engagement, retention and loyalty program, combining best-in-class payment, customer analytics and marketing tools," said Marianne Johnson, EVP, Global Product & Innovation at Elavon. "Ingenico Group's payment smartcard technology provides a great fit for our customer loyalty program with secure processing and dedicated service at the point of sale."

About Ingenico Group

Ingenico Group (Euronext:FR0000125346-ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world's best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at

About Elavon

Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon's innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.


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