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Keith Birdsong Joins Pivotal Payments as Chief Technology Officer

Industry veteran in payment processing to handle Pivotal Payments' IT initiatives

MONTREAL - November 2, 2010. Pivotal Payments announced today the hire of payment processing industry veteran Keith Birdsong as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Birdsong will be responsible for all of Pivotal Payments' IT initiatives, including IT strategy, network, system architecture, development, compliance, and processing services.

"We are all extremely pleased to have someone of Keith's caliber join our growing company as CTO," said Philip Fayer, President and CEO of Pivotal Payments. "This move cements our focus in hiring the best and brightest in the industry and gives added confidence to our customers and stakeholders that we are committed in our upward momentum as a leader in the merchant services field."

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Birdsong's most recent experience comes from his work as Director of IT at United American Insurance. He also has an eight year tenure at Heartland Payment Systems as Executive Director of Software Development where he was responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining all of the company's processing applications and all relevant enterprise portals. Prior to Heartland, Mr. Birdsong spent thirteen years in various development and leadership positions at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Plano, Texas.

"I am excited to be joining Pivotal Payments, a company I've kept an eye on for quite a while and watched grow exponentially," said Mr. Birdsong. "My focus and challenge will be to not only improve the company's IT infrastructure, but to tighten processes from the bottom up. I am looking forward to leading the IT team as we develop operations and payment processing systems that will keep Pivotal a leader in operational efficiencies while providing flexible and scalable processing platforms to support our growth."

About Pivotal Payments

Pivotal Payments is a leading provider of merchant services such as credit and debit card processing, electronic check conversion, merchant cash-advance programs, loyalty/gift card programs, and terminal management solutions. The company provides these services to small and mid-sized retail businesses, mail order/telephone order merchants, e-commerce, chain stores, franchises, restaurants and dealerships. With offices across North America, Pivotal Payments has grown to over 300 employees and over 1000 agents. It has customers in the USA and Canada and processes over US$8 billion in annual volume.

Pivotal Payments is a privately held company.

Company and product information are available at www.pivotalpayments.com.

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