Agreement for Warsaw City Card Extended and Expanded to 2022, with Estimated Revenues of $45 Million Expected Over the Next 10 Years
Mazovia (Central Poland) Railway Signs Five-Year Agreement – Estimated Revenues of $4.7 Million
Lublin Municipal Transport Department Signs a Five-Year Agreement – Estimated Revenues of $1.5 Million
ISELIN, N.J., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Track Innovations Ltd. ("OTI") (Nasdaq:OTIV), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in Poland, ASEC S.A. ("ASEC"), was awarded multiple projects as e-ticketing operating for transit systems throughout Poland. Total direct revenues generated from transaction fees over the next 10 years are expected to reach approximately $50 million. ASEC is responsible for building and operating the three projects, including financing and installation of infrastructure equipment.
In Warsaw, ASEC's agreement for the Warsaw City Card with the Urban Transport Authority of the City of Warsaw was extended by additional term of five years, ensuring smooth and continuous operation until 2022. ASEC, which already operates 100 automated ticket vending machines (TVM) and 350 terminals, will expand the program by installing additional 100 TVMs. The equipment (ticket vending machines and terminals) is used for loading of Warsaw City Cards electronic and magnetic paper tickets and is located at subway and train stations, buses and tramway transfer hubs and at areas frequently visited by tourists. It is estimated that the new expansion will necessitate additional investment in the project in the approximate amount of $3.5 million over a 3-year period.
For Mazovia Railway, Koleje Mazowieckie (KM), ASEC will install 84 automated ticket vending machines in KM train stations. This includes 14 vending machines located in train stations in Warsaw and its suburbs, where ASEC already provides electronic ticketing services for the Warsaw City Card. ASEC will sell electronic and paper train tickets on behalf of KM. The Mazowsze region is the largest and most populated region in Poland and includes the capital city of Warsaw. ASEC will provide a sales network system, infrastructure, distribution service and maintenance for loading of transportation electronic cards. ASEC will generate direct revenues from transaction fees and are expected to aggregate about $4.7 million over the next five years. The infrastructure equipment is to be installed and operated by ASEC and financed by ASEC through Polish banks. The project is expected to start yielding revenues in the last quarter of 2013.
For Lublin's Municipal Transport Department, ASEC will install 10 TVMs and 30 terminals for loading the local transit card. Expected revenues from this project are approximately $1.5 million.
Ofer Tziperman, OTI Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are very pleased with these new contracts that are the direct result of the hard work of our team in Poland. As more and more transit authorities use OTI's payment solutions, we are establishing a steady stream of revenues that may form the basis for further growth with more mass transit customers in Poland and beyond."
About On Track Innovations Ltd. (www.otiglobal.com)
On Track Innovations Ltd. ("OTI") designs, develops and markets ID-credentialing, payment and loyalty applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. OTI combines standards-compliant and state-of-the-art, contactless microprocessor-based technologies and enabling hardware with proprietary software applications to deliver high performance, end-to-end solutions that are secure, robust and scalable. OTI solutions have been deployed around the world to address homeland security, national ID, medical ID, contactless payment and NFC solutions, loyalty applications, petroleum payment, parking and mass transit ticketing. OTI markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances.
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