ALTAMEDIUS SCOOPS DOUBLE AWARD AT THE FINANCIAL TIMES BANKER TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2003

Industry recognition for iCon(tm) - Altamedius' industry-leading e-payment processing platform

London 4th June 2003: Altamedius (www.altamedius.com) the leading provider of next generation payment intermediation technology, celebrated double winning success at last night's Banker Technology AwardsC eremony 2003 in London.

Altamedius outstripped the competition to receive the Overall Award for "Back OfficeA pplication of the Year" as well as the Category award for "Best Technology for Retail Payment Processing".

Already proven by some of the worlds leading Banks and Mobile Operators, Altamedius' flagship product iCon(tm) is designed to accelerate market adoption of newr evenue-driving e- and m-commerce services. By concentrating on product innovation coupled with the latest J2EE technologies, Altamedius offers aw orld-class, banking-grade payment processing platform, with integral support for both conventional and alternative payment types, and combining an unparalleled range of end-user applications.

Commenting on the Awards, a clearly delighted John McCallion, Altamedius COO, said, "These awards are testament to the unparalleled strength and financial pedigree of the Altamedius e-payment product suite - a platform that is designed to be truly flexible and easy to deploy, while at the same time meeting the rigorous requirements of payment processors for reliability, scalability and security."

The Banker Technology Awards programme recognises best of breed, innovation ands uccess in banking technology, highlighting excellence in technical applications and services for the front, middle, and back-office of financial services. The main aim of the awards is to provide an index to guide financial institutions world-over on the leading solutions in key business areas.

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