Planet Payment, Inc. Director's Share Dealings

LONG BEACH, N.Y., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planet Payment, Inc. (LSE:PPT) (LSE:PPTR) (Nasdaq:PLPM), a leading provider of international payment processing and multi-currency processing services, received notification on 21 March 2013 of the following share dealings by a Director.

As previously notified, prior to the end of December 2012, Mr. Beck exercised expiring options and acquired a total of 311,342 common shares in the Company in part for a cash purchase price totalling $675,000. On 21 March 2013 the Company was notified of the following share sales:

Director No. of
Date of
Transaction Average
Price per
Total No Shares
Percentage of
Philip Beck 30,995 20 & 21
March 2013
Market Sale $3.005 2,777,665 4.6%

All of the Common Shares were sold pursuant to a Pre-set Diversification Program Agreement ("PDP") entered into by Mr. Beck on December 14, 2012. The PDP was entered into in accordance with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1) under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The PDP, was entered into during an open period, at a time when Mr. Beck was not in possession of material non-public or material price sensitive information regarding the Company. Under the PDP, shares are to be sold by Mr. Beck's broker through the market in accordance with the pre-set instructions set forth in the PDP and without any further input, information or instructions from Mr. Beck prior to any sale.

Investors may note that this press release is required in accordance with London Stock Exchange plc AIM rules governing share transactions by directors and is in addition to the usual SEC filings that will be made by Mr. Beck in the ordinary course. London Stock Exchange plc AIM rules require a press release to be issued whenever there is a share transaction by a director.

About Planet Payment

Planet Payment is a leading provider of international payment processing and multi-currency processing services. We provide our services in more than 20 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, primarily through our more than 50 acquiring bank and processor customers. Our point-of-sale and e-commerce services help merchants sell more goods and services to consumers, and together with our ATM services are integrated within the payment card transaction flow enabling our acquiring customers, their merchants and consumers to shop, pay, transact and reconcile payment transactions in multiple currencies, geographies and channels.

Planet Payment is headquartered in New York and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Bermuda, Delaware, Dubai, Dublin, London, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Shanghai and Singapore. Visit for more information about the Company and its services. For up-to-date information follow Planet Payment on Twitter at @PlanetPayment or join Planet Payment's Facebook page.

CONTACT: Enquiries: Planet Payment, Inc. Graham N. Arad Tel: + 1 516 670 3200 Redleaf Polhill (UK PR for Planet Payment) Emma Kane / Henry Columbine / David Ison Tel: +44 20 7566 6720 ICR (US IR for Planet Payment) Contacts: Don Duffy / Dara Dierks Tel: +1 646 277 1212 Canaccord Genuity Ltd (UK) (Nomad for Planet Payment) Simon Bridges / Andrew Chubb Tel: +44 20 7050 6500Source:Planet Payment