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OpenWay's WAY4 Technology is Selected by Comdata

A Leading US Payments Innovator Enhances its Card Issuing Solutions

March 26, 2008 - Brussels, Belgium

OpenWay Group, an international provider of innovative software for electronic payment systems, announced today that Comdata®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceridian, has implemented the WAY4™ solution to enhance its card processing capabilities.
As a leading business-to-business issuer and payment card processor in the US, Comdata will use WAY4 to further expand its services to corporate customers, from small businesses to large corporations.
“The competition is intense in the payment card issuing markets,” said Andrew Park, executive vice president, information technology and emerging products for Comdata. “We required a flexible, open system that has next generation processing architecture and is capable of managing our complex business rules. OpenWay has been able to meet our business needs with its powerful WAY4 platform.”
“OpenWay is proud to be a technology partner to Comdata through our WAY4 platform,” said Wim Pardon, CEO of OpenWay Belgium S.A. “In the past, processors have had to choose between the capability of handling complex products, based on sophisticated business rules and requiring multiple channels, or the ability to support simpler products in large volumes. WAY4 was designed to eliminate the need for such compromise. The successful implementation of WAY4 for Comdata represents OpenWay’s entry to the North American market.”
Comdata Corporation

Comdata® Corporation is redefining the movement of money and information through innovative payment solutions. Comdata provides custom solutions for a wide range of industries such as transportation, retail, government services, aviation, construction, service businesses, restaurants and hospitality. Innovative electronic payment solutions range from credit and debit cards, fleet, fuel, payroll, purchasing and T&E. Comdata’s platforms support both its proprietary and branded card networks. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata employs more than 1,100 people.

Ceridian Corporation

Ceridian Corp. is a business services company that helps its customers maximize the power of their people, lower their costs and focus on what they do best. The company’s suite of innovative managed human resource solutions includes payroll and compensation, employee benefits administration, staffing, compliance, HR administration and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), work-life and health and productivity solutions. Ceridian serves businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about the human resource outsourcing company’s comprehensive array of solutions, visit www.ceridian.com or call (800) 729-7655. Through its Comdata and Stored Value Solutions (SVS) subsidiaries, Ceridian is a major payment processor and issuer of credit cards, debit cards and stored value cards, primarily for the trucking and retail industries in the United States.

OpenWay Group

OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.

OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.

Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.

Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:

WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.

OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.

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