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Global Payments Again Honored at China UnionPay Industry Awards

HONG KONG and ATLANTA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited ("Global Payments"), a joint venture between The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ("HSBC") and U.S.- based Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), announced today that for the sixth year in a row it has received top honors at the prestigious China UnionPay (CUP) merchant acquiring awards.

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In recognition of outstanding achievements in 2011, Global Payments received three silver awards in Hong Kong for highest acquiring volume, highest POS number growth and highest acquiring volume growth and one silver award in Macau for outstanding acquiring performance.

"We value our relationship with China UnionPay and are honored by their recognition as we continue to expand CUP acceptance throughout our expansive merchant network," said Global Payments Inc. Chairman and CEO Paul R. Garcia.

Global Payments provides China UnionPay card acquiring services in many markets across Asia Pacific including Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited (Global Payments), currently serving merchants in 11 countries and territories across Asia, is the largest pan-Asian card processing company in the region.  The company is a strategic joint venture between Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide payment processor and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.  The company brings a new level of innovation to merchant services in the region with an expanded range of innovative payment solutions, industry-leading merchant reporting tools, and unparalleled merchant services.  Global Payments has established a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region and now operates in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.  For more information about the company and its services, please visit www.globalpayments-asia.com.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.  Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management.  Visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com for more information about the company and its services.

Media Relations Contact:

Christine Li





SOURCE Global Payments Inc.

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