Hypercom Appoints Ulf Hönick Vice President, Healthcare

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, and BAD HERSFELD, GERMANY, January 14, 2009 (AllPayNews.com) -- Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced the appointment of Ulf Hönick as Vice President, Healthcare. Mr. Hönick, 39, will be responsible for driving sales and extending globally the Company’s footprint in the fast growing healthcare sector. He will report to Peter Ehlers, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Hypercom Corporation for regional development and coordinate with Hypercom Global Marketing Vice President Stuart Taylor for global strategic development. He succeeds Frank Büttner and his appointment is effective on February 1, 2009.

Ulf Hönick joins Hypercom from Siemens AG’s Healthcare Sector, where he served for the past four years as Director of Business Management and Sales. He has also held positions with Guardeonic Solutions AG and MediaSec Technologies.

“Ulf Hönick’s extensive expertise in developing new security markets together with his thorough understanding of Germany’s e-Health project will strengthen our position in the healthcare market internationally and help us build market share,” said Mr. Ehlers.

Mr. Hönick has more than 10 years of international experience in the healthcare and IT sectors. In his most recent position with Siemens AG, Mr. Hönick developed and implemented country specific solution strategies and sales within the company’s Medical Solutions and other Siemens divisions and Siemens affiliates. Prior to that Mr. Hönick worked for Siemens in a number of positions including General Project Manager for IT-Security Projects, Business Development Manager and Project Manager for the IT-Security suite TranSON® (Transaction Security in Open Networks) of Industrial Solutions and Service.

Mr. Hönick also served as Executive Director for global Key Account Management with Guardeonic Solutions AG and Steering Board Member with MediaSec Technologies.

Mr. Hönick holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn in Germany.

About Hypercom (www.hypercom.com)

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. With its acquisition of Thales e-Transactions in 2008, Hypercom became the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe, and solidified its position as the third largest provider globally.

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