Heartland Payment Systems Inc. Invests in Parcxmart Technologies
Newark -- Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPS) (NYSE: HPY), the seventh largest credit card processor in the United states and 15th in the world, announced today that it is making a strategic investment in Parcxmart Technologies(TM) Inc., an electronics payments company.
The investment will further solidify HPS' and Parcxmart's existing marketing alliance, which provides Heartland limited exclusivity as Parcxmart's merchant acquirer to offer credit/debit card processing services to merchants that adopt the Parcxmart(TM) payment solution.
The Parcxmart card and patent-pending payment solution is America's first fully functional parking and local merchant smart card payment system. The Parcxmart(TM) Card solution offers drivers and consumers a convenient one-card alternative to coins and cash for small-dollar transactions at on-street and off-street parking locations, as well as for micro ticket retail purchases at participating merchants across the United States. The Parcxmart payment solution is already operational in New Haven, Conn., and San Jose, Calif.
"We believe in the Parcxmart payment solution and feel that it is a superior smart card small-dollar transaction option for municipalities and their local merchants," said Robert O. Carr, HPS founder and chief executive officer. "We have watched in New Haven how successful Parcxmart can be, and are ready to promote it aggressively along with our credit and debit card processing services."
"We are very excited about the growing partnership between Heartland Payment Systems and Parcxmart Technologies," said John Regan, president and CEO of Parcxmart Technologies. "Offering HPS limited exclusivity benefits our merchant customers because Heartland fully understands the advantages of offering multi-function smart cards to merchants and to municipal parking systems. As we grow and offer Parcxmart Cards to new cities, we can be assured that merchants and parking operators will be well supported by Heartland's national sales force of over 970 local Relationship Managers and 24/7 bilingual customer support."
About Parcxmart Technologies Inc.
Parcxmart Technologies Inc. is an electronics payment company specializing in small-dollar transactions. The Parcxmart(TM) card and patent-pending payment solution is America's first fully functional parking and local merchant smart card payment system.
Parcxmart has developed a proprietary, stored-value electronic purse that is capable of securely managing multi-applications such as customer rewards programs.
Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPS), an NYSE company trading under the symbol HPY, delivers credit/debit card processing and payroll solutions to more than 106,500 small- to medium-sized merchants throughout the United States. HPS also provides additional services to its merchants such as gift and loyalty card programs, paper check authorization, and sells and rents point-of-sale devices and supplies.
With more than 970 national sales professionals, HPS builds long-term business relationships in local sales territories providing merchants with enhanced technology tools that assist them in more effectively operating their businesses.
Heartland is also endorsed by more than 50 state restaurant and hospitality associations nationwide. For the nine-month period ending Sept. 30, 2005 Heartland's processing volume was $24.7 billion, an increase of 36% over the same period in 2004.