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Verifone Appoints New Head of EMEA Marketing

March 14, 2005 United Kingdom

Verifone Inc., the leading provider of payment solutions, today announces the appointment of Chris Lomax as Head of Marketing for Verifone EMEA. Lomax brings to Verifone over 15 years’ professional experience in the smart card, payments and security arenas.

Replacing Richard Crookston, who becomes Director of Product Strategy, Lomax will focus on strategic revenue objectives.

Lomax arrives from Aconite Ltd, a consultancy and software solutions provider with expertise in smart card systems and security for the banking and retail sectors. Prior to Aconite, Lomax held senior marketing and product management positions at Datacard Group, where he gained insight into the world of multi-application smart cards, card issuing and personalisation, and Racal (now Thales), where he was involved in transaction security and hardware security systems for finance and other industries.

Chris’s qualifications include an MSc in Digital Systems from Cranfield Institute and an HND in Electronic Engineering from Manchester Polytechnic. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Engineer and member of The Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris Lomax said, “Verifone is a global company with great vision and payment solutions designed and built for the future, and I am very excited by the opportunities ahead.”

Nigel Bidmead, EMEA Managing Director for Verifone, added, “We are delighted to have Chris on board. We expect to benefit hugely from his expertise and knowledge as we continue to offer the latest payment technologies and solutions to customers across the EMEA region.”

About Verifone, Inc.
Verifone, Inc., a global leader in secure electronic payment technologies, provides expertise, solutions and services for today with a migration strategy for tomorrow. Verifone delivers solutions that add value to the point of sale, resulting in improved merchant retention and the generation of new sources of revenue for its partners and customers. Verifone solutions are specifically designed to meet the needs of vertical markets including financial, retail, petroleum, government and healthcare. Verifone has shipped over eleven million electronic payment systems since inception in 1981.