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Pivotal Payments Teams with Hypercom to Roll Out Optimum Terminals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & MONTREAL – September 23, 2010. Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that Pivotal Payments, a leading North American merchant services provider, has begun to purchase and is deploying up to 33,000 Optimum countertop and mobile card payment terminals to merchants throughout Canada over the next 36 months.

The multi-million dollar rollout is believed to represent one of the largest in the country, and significantly strengthens Hypercom’s high security product footprint in Canada.

"Our Canadian merchants demand cost-effective, innovative, reliable and secure EMV payment systems, for this reason we have selected Hypercom’s Optimum product line," said Frank LoSchiavo, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Pivotal Payments.

"We are paving the way in electronic payments and transaction security, expanding our footprint in Canada, and we are doing it with well respected leaders like Pivotal Payments," said David Cronin, President and Managing Director, North America, Hypercom Corporation.

Hypercom's high security Optimum 4200 product family for North America consists of powerful 32-bit multi-application devices that share the same platform, user interface, and software toolkit to maximize efficiency, application portability, and offer customers a broad range of options to serve any market need.

About Pivotal Payments (www.pivotalpayments.com/ca)

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 $8 billion in annual volume.

About Hypercom (www.hypercom.com)

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

Hypercom and Optimum and Design are registered trademarks of Hypercom Corporation. All other products or services mentioned in this document are trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners.

This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding market acceptance of new products, product capability and performance, product competitiveness, product sales, revenues and profits and market share. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: industry, competitive and technological changes; the loss of, and failure to replace any significant customers; the composition, timing and size of orders from and shipments to major customers; inventory obsolescence; market acceptance of new products and services; compliance with industry standards, certifications and government regulations; the performance of suppliers, contract manufacturers and subcontractors; risks associated with international operations and foreign currency fluctuations, the state of the U.S. and global economies in general and other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent 10-K and subsequent 10-Qs and 8-Ks. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. HYCP

Contacts

Hypercom Corporation
Pete Schuddekopf, 480-642-5383
Pschuddekopf@hypercom.com

Pivotal Payments
Johnny Evangelista, 514-227-6620
jevangelista@pivotalpayments.com

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