Diebold Chosen as the Exclusive ATM Provider in Key Beijing Olympic Facilities

18 July 2008

Bank of China has installed Diebold Opteva(R) automated teller machines (ATMs) around the key competition venues and facilities for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. The ATMs, which will be located in the Olympic and Media villages in Beijing and Qingdao, will provide operation prompts in three languages (Chinese, English and French) on the screens to allow the athletes and spectators from around the world to access convenient financial services while participating in and watching the Olympics this summer.

"We are very proud to be working with Bank of China to have our advanced Opteva ATMs installed in Beijing Olympic facilities, providing financial self-service solutions of high quality, efficiency and security for consumers around the world," said Daniel Hu, vice president and managing director, North Asia and China, Diebold. "It is a great honour for Diebold and its associates in China to be the exclusive ATM provider of Bank of China and to provide related financial services for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games."

Diebold will also deploy service resources during the games to ensure the steady operation of its Opteva ATMs. To effectively respond to increased traffic flow to and from the ATM sites, Diebold is placing appropriate components and parts in warehouses ahead of schedule to ensure their supply and use during the Beijing Olympic Games. Additionally, Diebold will extend the time of operation for its customer service centres in the region and all the other local service points to 24 hours each day during the games to ensure smooth communications between the service centres and the local service staff members. Diebold has already deployed service resources to Beijing and Qingdao, where a portion of the games will be conducted.

"As the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 World Expo draw near, cities such as Beijing and Shanghai are becoming more open. As a result, visitors to China will need more convenient access to financial services," Hu said. "With their powerful functionality and modern design, Diebold Opteva ATMs can provide comprehensive services for consumers around the world and throughout the China region."

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