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Verifone Recognized at CNP & Appy Award Ceremonies for Way2ride Mobile Taxi App

Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) won two industry awards for Way2ride, its sound-based mobile app that enables consumers to quickly, easily and securely pay for taxi rides with a tap of their smartphones. May 28, 2014 SAN JOSE, CA

W2R CNP AwardWay2ride won the 2014 CNP (CardNotPresent) Customer Choice Award in the Best Alternative Payment Solution category as well as the 2014 Appy Award for Best Mobile Payments. 

The annual Appy Awards are among the most distinguished awards in the app industry, dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design across all platforms: mobile, social, and web-based. The CNP Awards are the only honors focused specifically on the technology providers serving card-not-present merchants. Appy Award winners were selected by a jury of leading tech executives who filtered through hundreds of thousands of eligible apps. CNP Customer Choice awards were presented to finalists that received the most votes in an online poll.

"Significant growth in e-commerce and mobile payments continues to spur innovation and excellence from the technology providers serving card-not-present merchants," said Founder & CEO Steve Casco. "That growth is reflected in this year's CNP Awards, which had a record number of nominations and a record number of votes for Customer Choice nominees. The CNP Awards have become the standard by which companies, programs and services around the world are being recognized and judged now and in the future."

“Winning not one, but both of these prestigious awards—the CNP and the Appy—is truly an honor,” said Amos Tamam, senior vice president of Taxi Systems for Verifone. “This recognition is a result of Way2ride’s unique ability to streamline the taxi experience by allowing passengers to pay cab fare with a mere tap of their mobile phones. Credit for both awards goes to Verifone’s team of creative problem solvers, focused hardware engineers, accomplished software developers and disciplined implementation specialists behind Way2ride, as well as the growing number of consumers that use the app.”

W2R Media AwardWay2ride makes the taxi experience faster and easier for passengers by enabling them to tap and pay for cab fares. Passengers can easily download the free Way2ride app to their iOS or Android smartphones online from the App Store, Google Play or—even during their ride—and pre-load payment information and preferred tip amounts. Digital receipts are immediately emailed to the passenger and stored in the app and online portal for easy access and expensing of business trips. 

Way2ride from Verifone was also selected by The 2014 American Business Awards (ABA) as a Stevie® Award finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year – Transportation category. Winners in each category will be announced at ABA awards ceremony in September.

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Verifone Systems, Inc. (“Verifone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. Verifone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets.  Verifone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.