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Deal continues relationship between Diebold and Bank Petrocommerce and supports bank’s expansion in Russia

(LONDON) – One of the largest banks in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will upgrade its fleet of automated teller machines (ATMs) with terminals from Diebold, Incorporated. The ATMs are powered by Diebold’s multivendor software solution, Agilis®.

Bank Petrocommerce strengthened its relationship with Diebold through its recent purchase of 250 of Diebold’s Opteva® ATMs. The newest deal will support the bank’s planned growth in the region and will provide the bank’s customers with advanced functionalities such as bulk note acceptance. Diebold’s Bulk Note Acceptor™ (BNA) enables users to deposit a stack of mixed-denomination currency at the ATM without the use of an envelope.

The bank’s Opteva terminals are powered by Agilis, Diebold’s high-performance software, which is capable of interfacing with multivendor products, reducing the need for back-end support and protecting investments in legacy systems. Agilis enables Bank Petrocommerce to customise its terminals, and makes possible the bank’s offering of currency exchange on Opteva terminals that include a BNA.

The new ATMs complement the bank’s purchase of more than 200 Opteva terminals during the last 18 months. With a goal to expand its offering of the most advanced ATM functionality, Bank Petrocommerce chose to continue its relationship with Diebold after successful implementations of Diebold’s Opteva ATMs across its self-service network.

The first Opteva sale in Russia took place in April 2003. The latest sale to Bank Petrocommerce includes three Opteva models – the lobby cash dispenser, the through-the-wall cash dispenser and the advanced-function lobby ATM. Fifty of the terminals will be capable of bulk-note acceptance and all will support U.S. dollars, the euro and Russian rubles.

“We are committed to making the services rendered by our bank more people-friendly and accessible,” said Nadir Bakeev, deputy director of the division of information technologies for Bank Petrocommerce. “With our latest investment in Opteva ATMs, we are delivering greater functionality for even more of our customers, with features that are easy to use and that free up teller time inside our branches. We’re also able to become more technologically advanced and improve our regional network.”

“Bank Petrocommerce recognises the advantage installing the latest ATMs brings to its business,” said Henrik Funch, division vice president for Diebold Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA). “Diebold strives to provide its customers with the highest quality self-service equipment, offering the reliability, security and performance only Opteva can provide. We delivered a similar number of Opteva terminals to Bank Petrocommerce last year, and we are proud to have maintained such a strong relationship with this valued customer.”