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[January 30, 2013]

GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk Named Winner in Seventh Annual Paybefore Awards

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. --(Business Wire)--

Paybefore has chosen Self-Service Networks GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk as a 2013 Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Retail Merchandising category. Paybefore Awards, now in its seventh year, is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and emerging payments industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for alternative payments executives.

"We are thrilled to have the Paybefore Awards recognize how GiftWise is helping our shopping center clients grow gift card sales and execute unique shopper marketing programs." stated Self-Service Networks CEO, Thomas Smith.

GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk was selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year's competition, which-once again-included a record number of entries from around the world.

"Paybefore Awards were created to honor the companies and individuals that are at the forefront of innovation as well as successful market implementation across the globe," said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel.

"It's a dynamic time in electronic payments as companies like Self-Service Networks continue to innovate to solve payments problems," she continued. "We are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing the prepaid and emerging payments industry."

"As the world changes, so do the payment and money management needs of individuals, businesses and government agencies," added Marilyn Bochicchio, Paybefore's CEO. "Paybefore Awards recognizes the organizations that use financial services to make people's lives etter, which is why it is so exciting for us to honor those who champion innovation and excellence."


Deployed in over 120 malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers and local communities, the GiftWise kiosks enable 24/7 prepaid card sales in every type of environment. Additionally, GiftWise can be utilized to capture customer information, dispense coupons, display advertising and other functions that help shopping centers drive shoppers to their properties. To learn more about GiftWise visit www.self-servicenetworks.com/giftwise.

GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk now will vie for Best-in-Category distinction, which will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on March 4 at the Prepaid Expo (www.prepaidexpousa.com). And for the first time in Paybefore Awards history, visitors to Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best in Category. The outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be combined with the five judges' picks to determine Best-in-Category honorees.

About Self-Service Networks: Self-Service Networks is the leading provider of turnkey self-service transaction solutions. Since 1996, we have helped a diverse range of clients improve overall performance and profitability by delivering engaging interaction experiences. We have helped clients like PepsiCo Inc., Thule, Inc., and Universal Studios by creating solutions customized to their sales and communications goals - all while lowering operating costs. Let us show you how to empower your customers™. For more information, visit www.self-servicenetworks.com or call 888.666.8346.

About Paybefore: Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications includes: Paybefore.com; Paybefore News; Paybefore Mobile™; Paybefore News International™; Paybefore Update™; Paybefore Legal™; Paybefore Magazine™, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities, challenges and trends in the global prepaid and emerging payment industry; and the only industry directory, Paybefore Buyer's Guide Connections™, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.


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