Emida Extends Global Reach with 14 New Countries in 2009

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, December 3, 2009 (Business Wire) ─ Emida Technologies, a leading provider in electronic prepaid solutions has had a marquee year, expanding its global footprint to 36 countries at the end of 2009 having ended the fourth quarter of 2008 with 22 countries.


Emida’s network technology facilitates value transfer of a broad range of prepaid products and payment services and the company’s distinguished distribution partners now offer Emida service in North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe.  Emida’s new operations in the last 12 months include Antigua, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nauru and Trinidad and Tobago. This growth confirms Emida’s abilities to deploy and support reliable, real-time transactional services in differing (and, occasionally difficult) operating conditions, attributes which increasingly differentiate the company from its competitors.


The additional countries have substantially increased Emida’s active terminal base outside USA and Mexico, where Emida is already a leading value transfer provider.  Emida supported over 15,000 active international retail points in November 2009, an increase of over 120% compared to November 2008.  These newly established retail points confirm Emida is both satisfying needs in emerging markets and acting upon its strategy of building profitable distribution networks.


“The Emida team has continually surpassed customer expectations, often deploying new countries in weeks from agreed start dates.” said Steve Gooderham, GM, Emida International. “Many of the new countries are only just starting to ramp so we expect to see material returns next year on the team’s hard work in 2009.”


Dennis Andrews, Emida CEO said “Emida is committed to developing a global presence and we are pleased with the advances made in 2009.  We expect to add more countries in early 2010 and remain at the forefront of the global value transfer industry.”
About Emida


Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 36 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 40,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1B, processing more than 120 million annual payment transactions.

Our network technology enables the domestic and international distribution and value transfer of many types of prepaid products and payment services. Our strategy is to build profitable, robust distribution networks for many prepaid products in targeted operating geographies, and to introduce unique cross border value products between regions. Our payment processing platform provides robust revenue solutions for distributors, ISOs, retailers, carriers and service providers alike.

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