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Global Payments Announces Full Support for Apple Pay

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, is pleased to announce that its Integrated Solutions division, OpenEdge, fully supports Apple Pay, and will deliver the service to more than 2,000 integrated software application developers.

Apple Pay is a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The service lets Apple devices communicate with point-of-sale systems wirelessly through a groundbreaking NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch ID, for payments within mobile apps. OpenEdge will add Apple Pay to its software development kit, allowing developers the ability to embed the payment service into their offerings. Today, Global Payments’ merchants and partners benefit from such innovation via an existing infrastructure.

The addition of Apple Pay is a great step for Global Payments in bringing secure and innovative commerce to consumers and aligns with the security infrastructure announced by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Global Payments has the experience and presence around the world to leverage these solutions in the United States and internationally, and the company has already migrated most of its POS presence to NFC in other markets as it migrated to EMV.

“Our developers look to us to help them deliver a comprehensive, seamless and smooth consumer payment experience through multiple points-of-interaction such as physical point of sale and Internet,” said Sid Singh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of OpenEdge. “Online purchases in apps through Apple Pay will transform how consumers interact with merchants. For instance, a diner will be able to order and pay at the table or order ahead and use self-checkout. We’re excited our partners, across verticals, will be able to access mobile payments through Apple Pay.”