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Directorate / Board Changes

29 OCTOBER 2015: PayPoint is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Kerr to its board as a non-executive director with effect from 20 November 2015.

Giles is Director of Finance of Oxford University and is a non-executive director of BTG Plc and Senior plc. Giles previously held a number of positions with Amersham PLC within finance and corporate development, culminating in his role as Group Finance Director.  He was formerly National Partner with Arthur Anderson & Co.

Following this appointment, Giles will serve as the chairman to the audit committee of the PayPoint board and will also be a member of the nomination and remuneration committees

Nick Wiles, Chairman, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Giles to PayPoint. Giles’ broad range of experience and expertise will be an excellent addition to the board and its committees. I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to PayPoint's continuing success.”

There are no further disclosures required for the purposes of Listing Rule 9.6.13.

PayPoint is an international leader in payment technologies, its solutions transforming payments for everyone from consumer and financial services companies to retailers, utilities, media, e-commerce, gaming and government clients.

PayPoint delivers payments and services by taking the complexity of multi-channel payments and translating it into convenient, simple, value-added solutions. It handles over £14 billion from 812 million transactions annually for more than 5,500 clients and merchants.

With the backing of 24/7 operations centres with dual site processing, PayPoint is widely recognised for its leadership in payment systems, smart technology and service.

Retail networks

The PayPoint retail network across the UK numbers over 27,800 local shops (including Co-op, Spar, McColls, Costcutter, Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express, One Stop, Asda, Londis and thousands of independents), where it processes energy meter pre-payments, bill payments, benefit payments, mobile phone top-ups, transport tickets, BBC TV licences, cash withdrawals and a range of other transactions. In Romania, the retail network numbers over 9,200 terminals in local shops, helping people to make cash bill payments, money transfers, road tax payments and mobile phone top-ups. In the Republic of Ireland, over 500 terminals in shops and credit unions process mobile top-ups and bill payments.

Collect+, a joint venture with Yodel, provides a parcel drop-off and pick-up service at more than 5,800 PayPoint retailers. PayPoint’s ATM network numbers more than 4,000 ‘LINK’ branded machines across the UK, and 9,800 PayPoint terminals enable retailers to accept credit and debit cards.

Mobile and Online

PayPoint Mobile and Online (formerly trading as PayPoint.net, PayByPhone and Adaptis) handles over 145 million payments for parking, payments and consumer services.   In major cities in the UK, Canada, USA, France, Switzerland and Australia, its parking solutions make it easy for people to pay for parking by mobile, as well as providing electronic parking permits, automatic number plate recognition systems for car parks and penalty charge notices.

PayPoint’s core online payments platform is linked to 16 major acquiring banks in the UK, Europe and North America, delivering secure credit and debit card payments for over 4,600 online merchants. Its suite of products ranges from transaction gateway to a bureau service, in addition to value-added services such as FraudGuard, an advanced service that mitigates the risk of fraud in card not present transactions.