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Wirecard Signs Framework Agreement with SKIDATA AG

Credit card settlement for worldwide ticketing solutions now also possible via Wirecard
Munich / Grasbrunn, November 27 2008 German-based credit card service provider Wirecard AG announces a co-operation with SKIDATA, the world leader in access management and ticketing solutions. The agreement enables SKIDATA customers such as mountain cableway operators, ski resorts and operators of stadia and car parks, to opt for Wirecard as their preferred payment service provider to ensure a smooth and easy settlement of on-line ticket bookings made via SKIDATA web shops.

SKIDATA AG, which is based in Groedig near Salzburg (Austria) specialises in the development and marketing of visitor management systems. Among other solutions, SKIDATA provides a ticketing system developed specifically for enabling efficient ticket sales management and convenient, smooth access to ski lifts. Guests have the choice of booking their tickets directly at a web shop, buying them conveniently at a hotel reception or purchasing them at a ticket window. For these purposes, SKIDATA supplies the required pre-sales software and required point-of-sale systems. When tickets are booked and paid for on-line via a web shop, operators now have the option of having these payments settled by Wirecard AG. To make this possible, SKIDATA provides a special white-label service on their booking platform, which already contains Wirecards payment interface. By accepting credit cards via Wirecard Bank AG, the lift operators co-operatives at the resort can benefit from a uniform, single-source credit card solution.

For us as technology service providers, innovative solutions form an essential part of our efforts to meet and even exceed our customers ever more exacting demands. In the future, our customers will be able to work directly with Wirecard to ensure secure, smooth credit card payments for on-line ticketing, explains Urs Grimm, Senior Vice President People Access and board member at SKIDATA.

We are delighted to have found in SKIDATA yet another innovative partner who like us is committed to the hightest technical quality standards, says Marion Laewe, Director of Sales eCommerce at Wirecard AG.

Customers of SKIDATA AG include mountain cableway and resort operators all over the world. The first ones to use the Wirecard service will enjoy its many benefits right from the start of this years winter season, among them Austrias famous resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm.

About Wirecard:

wirecard logo.jpgWirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, Wirecard supports over 9,700 companies from many and various industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. Wirecard Bank AG provides account and credit card services both for business and private customers and is a Principal Member of VISA, MasterCard and JCB. The Internet payment service Wirecard enables consumers to make secure payments at millions of MasterCard acceptance outlets worldwide. In addition, registered users can send or receive money orders to each other on a real-time basis. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).

Wirecard media contact:

Wirecard PR & IR Office
Iris Stoeckl
Bretonischer Ring 4
D-85630 Grasbrunn
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 4424 0424
Fax: +49 (0) 89 4424 0524
E-Mail: iris.stoeckl@wirecard.com
Internet: www.wirecard.de


Skidata logo.jpgHeadquartered in Groedig/Salzburg (Austria) and represented worldwide, SKIDATA AG (www.skidata.com) is an international market leader in access management and ticketing solutions for controlled access of persons and vehicles to buildings and venues. Reference clients include renowned ski resorts, international airports, sports venues, and leisure parks. Currently over 5,500 SKIDATA applications are in operation worldwide. SKIDATA is a member of Swiss-based Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX, www.nagra.com), a world leader in digital security technology.

SKIDATA media contact:

Corporate Communications
Andreas Florian
Untersbergstraße 40
A-5083 Grödig/Salzburg
Tel. +43 (0)6246 888 2145
Fax: +43 (0)6246 8887
E-Mail: andreas.florian@skidata.com
Internet: www.skidata.com
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