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Emida donation to the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation

Foothill Ranch, California, October 23, 2017 – In response to the recent devastation to Caribbean countries caused by hurricanes, Emida has donated to the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation.

Emida International GM, Martyn Fricker said “Emida greatly values the opportunity that Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) and other great partners afford our company to serve the people of the Caribbean.  We are happy to contribute to CWC efforts to help those whose lives have been devastated by the recent storms”.

Emida has worked with Caribbean telecommunications operators for over 15 years and we appreciate the many partnerships with Caribbean people and companies.  Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends in the region as they rebuild.

About Emida

Emida (www.emida.net) is a US- based technology partner to telecom operators around the world. We specialize in state- of- the- art solutions for prepaid customers through our market- leading Electronic Recharge and Distribution Management System.

About The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (http://cwc.com/live/past-present/corporate-responsibility/cable-wireless-foundation.html) was established by CWC as a fundraiser for Caribbean countries impacted by hurricanes during 2017.

Emida Acquires Quippi – Transaction Combines Emida’s Leadership in Global Prepayments and Value Transfer with Quippi’s International Gift Card Platform

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, October 6, 2015 (Business Wire) – Emida Inc., a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, today announced that it is acquiring Quippi Corporation and its innovative international gift card platform.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Quippi’s team will join Emida and all of Quippi’s business activities will immediately become part of Emida.  Customers will continue to be able to purchase Quippi’s gift cards at all existing Quippi channel partners as well as atwww.quippi.com.

“Quippi’s international gift cards are highly synergistic with Emida’s existing prepaid business, and we are very pleased to now have Quippi as part of the Emida family,” said David Kirtman, CEO of Emida.  “We look forward to working together to develop this exciting new category.”

“We are delighted to combine Quippi’s gift card platform and our deep retail relationships in Mexico with Emida’s substantial global prepayment business,” said Michael Aleles, CEO of Quippi.  “Emida has the scale to distribute gift cards that would have taken Quippi many years on its own to build.  We are delighted to become part of the Emida team and work together to create a new category for international value transfer.”

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

About Quippi

Quippi offers consumers living in the U.S. the opportunity to share their financial resources in a flexible, yet controlled way with loved ones abroad via international gift cards. Quippi sells gift cards in the U.S. that can be redeemed at over 4,800 locations of leading retailers in Mexico, including Coppel, Chedraui, Farmacias Benavides, Office Depot Mexico, Construrama, FarmaTodo, and Opticas Devlyn. Quippi cards are available for purchase at www.quippi.com and at over 5,000 independent retailers in California and Texas.  Launched in 2013, Quippi is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit www.quippi.com.

Media contact:

Ruth Munoz

949 860 1312

rmunoz@emida.net

Defense Mobile Partners with EMIDA Distribution Network

STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 – Defense Mobile, a new nationwide 4G LTE mobile service exclusively for Veterans, military service members and their families, has teamed up with EMIDA, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market to expand its retail footprint and offer thousands of convenient locations nationwide to purchase Defense Mobile service and SIM cards.

“Defense Mobile is excited to offer its products and services through EMIDA’s distribution network. We are confident that EMIDA’s many years of experience in the prepaid marketplace will allow us to better deliver on our mission to connect and improve the lives of the members of the military community,” said Phil Prouty, co-founder of Defense Mobile and Head of Distribution.

Defense Mobile is the first mobile service built exclusively for Veterans, military service members and their families. In addition to its low-cost wireless service running on the nation’s largest networks, Defense Mobile utilizes the power of network connectivity to deliver a unique set of features that compliment the lifestyle of its subscribers. Not only does this approach create new opportunities for retailers, but it, also, adds to the overall strength of the service, its partnership with EMIDA and resellers across the country.

“EMIDA is always looking for new, unique products for distribution,” stated Ron Kraft, VP/General Manager of North America. “We are proud to partner with Defense Mobile, a company with a suite of exciting products and such an honorable mission.”

About Defense Mobile

Defense Mobile is a nationwide 4G mobile service, built by Veterans, supported exclusively by Veterans and designed to improve the lives of those who have served. Defense Mobile offers outstanding rates, the most popular smartphones, no-contract plans, meaningful cash back rewards and miliSOURCE, an application to help Veterans find and manage the benefits they have earned. Defense Mobile has secured agreements to run on the nation’s largest and most trusted networks to ensure that Veterans, military service members and their families receive superior coverage.

To learn more, visit http://www.defensemobile.com

About EMIDA

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. Emida supports a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 million annual payment transactions.

Emida’s network technology enables the domestic and international distribution and value transfer of many types of prepaid products and payment services. Emida’s 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. Emida’s payment processing platform provides robust revenue solutions for distributors, ISOs, retailers, carriers and service providers alike.

For distribution opportunities with Defense Mobile, please contact Ron Kraft or Allison Seyler at Emida, or e-mail us at reseller(AT)defensemobile.com. You may also reach us directly at 888-370-8747 FREE Ext. 1019, or register online at http://about.defensemobile.com/retail-partners.

Ron Kraft

rkraft@emida.net

949-860-3534

Allison Seyler

aseyler@emida.net

949-860-3539

Emida Team to Attend The Prepaid Press Expo 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, August 11, 2014 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, will be among established prepaid service and technology providers in attendance at the Prepaid Press Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18-20, 2014.

The prepaid industry converges annually into an all-encompassing convention at The Prepaid Press Expo. Top industry leaders discuss the latest trends and technologies that drive and deliver prepaid services to consumers. The conference is designed to address the needs and interests of all sectors of the prepaid community.

The Emida team attending The Prepaid Press Expo is excited to share its latest and powerful technologies produced by its Innovations Team, a group that is poised to provide the prepaid partners with smarter, more effective solutions which address the real needs of the prepaid market.

The team plans to showcase one of its most recent technologies, the Smartphone Android POS application, a no-cost terminal solution optimized for all Android smartphone and tablet devices. The app features many of the same reporting capabilities and functions of Emida’s standard POS terminals, along with a 3-5 second average transaction time.

“Emida is delighted to take part in The Prepaid Press Expo for 2014,” said Ron Kraft, VP/GM of North America. “We remain eager to use the show as a platform to demonstrate our Smartphone Android POS, which we feel represents Emida’s innovative strength and will surely revolutionize our customers’ experience.”

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:

Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer

1 949-860-3559

lcabrera@emida.net

Emida Announces Release of Smartphone Android POS

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, July 3, 2014 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, is proud to announce the launch of its new Smartphone Android POS application.

Following excellent feedback from thorough market testing, the application is now available to all US partners. The no-cost application is optimized for all Android smartphone and tablet devices. The app features many of the same reporting capabilities and functions of Emida’s standard POS terminals, along with a 3-5 second average transaction time.

The application marks another release within a series of products being produced by Emida’s Innovations Team, a group which aims to “provide the prepaid market with smarter, more effective solutions which address the real needs of the prepaid market.”

“Emida has always prided itself on being the most innovative processor in the global prepaid market,” said Traci Jones, VP of Global Product Development. “We know through our 20 years of experience that we excel in prepaid technology simply because we understand the needs of our partners, worldwide. It’s precisely this knowledge of our markets that has led our Innovations Team to produce powerful technologies, like the Smartphone Android POS. We are certain that this application, along with the upcoming products still yet to be released, will continue to transform the prepaid market and will further grow our partners’ prepaid footprints.”

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:

Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer

1 949-860-3559

lcabrera@emida.net

Emida Welcomes Aldo Mizrahi as VP/GM of EmidaMex

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, June 4, 2014 (Business Wire) – Emida Technologies, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, has announced the appointment of Aldo Mizrahi as VP/GM of EmidaMex.

With over 14 years of proven leadership experience, Aldo Mizrahi is well versed in creating and implementing strategies for the development of new businesses, regions, and stored value products and services.  Prior to his time at Emida, Aldo served as a visionary CEO for several leading Latin American firms.  Most notably, Aldo directed the creation and implementation of Store-a-Cell, the first Mexican company to offer expansion and cryopreservation of dental stem cells.  Aldo also served as CEO for T Regalo, Exim Licensing de Mexico, and Bittime Mexico where he was involved in strategic business consulting, creation and distribution of prepaid and stored value products and services, and the licensing of intellectual property.  Aldo holds a BS in Information Science from Anahuac University.

In his new role as VP/GM of EmidaMex, Mr. Mizrahi is responsible for leveraging his experience and knowledge of the Mexican market to oversee overall operations in the country.  He will work to manage relationships with carriers and customers, create and implement strategic business models, and develop new products.

David Kirtman, Emida CEO said “We’re very excited to have Aldo at the helm of our Mexican operation.  His creativity, industry knowledge, and general management experience make him ideal for the role.  EmidaMex, under Aldo’s leadership, will continue to be an extremely valuable asset in the Emida portfolio.”

“I am eager to serve the Emida team,” said Aldo Mizrahi.  “Emida is a significant player in the prepaid/payments realm in Mexico.  With its wealth of valuable resources and staff, we will continue to demonstrate our market leadership by driving innovation and expanding the deep relationships we have in the country.”

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:

Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer

+1 949-860-3559

lcabrera@emida.net

Emida to Offer Touch Mobile Products Through New Partnership

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, May 22, 2014 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, is proud to announce its partnership with Touch Mobile, a U.S.-based MVNO aimed at disrupting the prepaid market with its new and unique pricing concepts for the prepaid consumer.

Touch Mobile offers premium-quality Android smartphones to all prepaid subscribers. Plans are 100% data-based, meaning that customers can stay connected through applications, emails, and web, without traditional prepaid data plan pricing. Moreover, calling, text messaging, and data are entirely unlimited while a customer is linked to a Wi-Fi network, preventing plan data from being consumed during these sessions.  Plans start at $20 per month with wide coverage available across the U.S.

Emida will offer Touch Mobile recharge at thousands of its distribution points, nationwide.

“Emida is constantly searching for the most innovative, premium prepaid products for its distribution.” said Ron Kraft, VP/General Manager of North America. “We believe Touch Mobile’s offering affords the prepaid base a new and distinctive opportunity to obtain premium service at record-breaking prices. We are proud to add Touch Mobile to Emida’s product suite.”

“Touch Mobile is very pleased to offer its industry-leading products through Emida’s vast distribution. We are confident that Emida’s many years of experience within the prepaid space will complement our winning product strategies and will undoubtedly lead to an excellent partnership.” said Rich Wong, Senior Vice President at Touch Mobile.

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:

Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer

+1 949-860-3559

lcabrera@emida.net

Emida Colombia Goes Direct

Bogota, Colombia, January 21, 2014 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, is proud to announce its new local sales operation, EmidaCol. Colombia has been one of Emida’s centers for development and support for over twelve years. Emida is now leveraging this experience to create an operation which strives to focus upon merchant needs, while offering an easy and high-level service process, allowing anyone to become an Emida merchant.

While internet savvy individuals have the ability to express interest in becoming a merchant through the EmidaCol website, Emida’s “on the ground team” have devised a direct approach to targeting areas, specifically in rural zones where there is a high-frequency of phone use, but few recharge alternatives. Emida representatives travel throughout all regions in Colombia to source and interact with potential merchants. This direct model has facilitated Emida’s expansion from main Colombian metropolitan regions to more rural merchant bases.

Emida offers a wide range of options for merchants interested in selling airtime, granting them independence from distributors and enabling merchants to manage everything on their own, in real-time. Upon becoming an Emida merchant, marketing materials, instructional guides, and 24 x 7 access to a highly-skilled customer service team is immediately available. Merchants can sell airtime through their PCs or via Emida’s Mobile POS app on their own phones. Customer Service is available for training on terminal use and Emida’s Support Site. Emida collaborates with multiple carriers and all providers within Colombia, giving each merchant a diverse set of sales opportunities.

Aura Mora, GM of EmidaCol, said “Emida serves as a familiar and reliable partner for our merchants. We are extremely focused on providing a premium service, backed by our long-time industry experience. We are very proud that our efforts have resulted in a successful expansion into rural areas, and that our merchants can now avoid intermediaries to obtain a fast and simple integration to our solution. Our ability to directly connect with merchants allows us to makes EmidaCol a progressive and invaluable resource in the region.”

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 Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:

Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer

1 949-860-3559

lcabrera@emida.net

Emida Donates to the Jessie Rees Foundation in Irvine

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, December 30, 2013 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, is proud to announce that Emida employees have collectively decided to contribute to an agreed upon non-profit organization in lieu of holiday gifts. Emida has chosen the Jessie Rees Foundation (NEGU) to be the recipient of collected funds.

The Jessie Rees Foundation was founded in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, by Jessie Rees, who fought cancer until 2012. After Jessie’s first treatment she expressed that she wanted to help the other kids fighting cancer. She recognized that what children needed was a sense of normalcy. To help them attain it, Jessie began filling brown bags with toys from her home and taking them to the hospital on her daily visits. From that beginning evolved the Jessie Rees Foundation (NEGU) whose mission is to encourage kids fighting cancer to “Never Ever Give Up.” By the end of 2013, the foundation will have delivered 80,000+ JoyJars® to 262 children’s hospitals throughout 18 countries, every Ronald McDonald house in the United States, and 7,500+ families. Each jar is stuffed with 15-20 toys to help brighten the outlook for each recipient.

Jeff Gibson, Director of Communications of the Jesse Rees Foundation stated, “The Jessie Rees Foundation is a recognized 501c3 public charity dedicated to ensuring that every child fighting cancer has the encouragement, resources and support to “Never Ever Give Up”. Everything the foundation provides to courageous kids, their families, and the hospitals and staff that care for and treat them is done at no cost to them in part because of partners like Emida, UPS, Anthem Blue Cross, and Life Technologies. It’s tremendous to see that so many people whose lives Jessie touched are carrying out her dream of getting a JoyJars® to every child worldwide who is fighting cancer.”

“It’s great to see, and be part of, Emida’s collective effort to support this foundation,” said Ron Kraft, VP/GM of North America. “All of the employees at our U.S headquarters have bonded together and become inspired to help in any way possible. Additionally, Emida’s Finance Department agreed to match every dollar that is donated by employees and, since the Jessie Rees Foundation’s reach extends to multiple countries, our International division opted to contribute substantially.”

“Jessie was clearly wise, considerate, and inspirational beyond her years. In 2012 she was awarded CNN’s Young Wonders Award as well as the Diana Award, both given to her for her inspirational work. We wanted to pass along this inspirational story and invite our valued partners to join us in supporting the Jessie Rees Foundation in its effort to ensure that children battling cancer worldwide will continue to fight and will continue to just enjoy being a kid.”

How Partners Can Also Help
Visit NEGU to make a difference, in honor of Jessie.

About Emida
Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 37 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 54,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1.5B, processing more than 240 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.

Media contact:
Lisbeth Cabrera Spencer
1 949-860-3599
lcabrera@emida.net