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Press Release: Payments eXchange Announces Results of the 2013 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

June 13, 2013 – Dave Hunt, Chairman of Payments eXchange released today the Winners and First Runner Ups for the 2nd Annual PX Prepaid & Payments Awards, which took place June 6th at the Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto.

In making the announcement, Dave Hunt said, “I would like to personally congratulate the Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees for this year’s PX Awards. We are very pleased to note another ground breaking year for innovation, products and services, which continues to shape the gift, prepaid and payments industry, here in Canada. I would also like to sincerely thank our sponsors, the PX Advisory Board Members, PX Members, PX Award Judges, PX Community partners and collaborators, from across the payments value chain, for their enormous generosity, leadership, guidance and collaborative efforts, to make this event such a resounding success. The caliber of nominations this year clearly demonstrates a shift in form factor and substantial technology convergence with unprecedented disruption to the status quo through thoughtful and innovative programs and platforms from industry leaders and entrepreneurs alike, from across Canada and around the world”.

Mr. Hunt added: “I would be remiss if I did not thank and acknowledge our Judges. We are extraordinarily proud of our judging committee who have brilliantly reviewed and scored this year’s nominations. We offer our congratulations and sincere thanks to them for their candor, integrity and support.”

2013 Prepaid & Payments Awards Results:

BEST CONSUMER FUNDED PREPAID PROGRAM

Winner: Cineplex Entertainment & Buyatab
Cineplex e-Gift Card and Marketing Program

Runner Up: Cadillac Fairview & StoreFinancial
shop! card and la carte shopping!

BEST CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT FUNDED PREPAID PROGRAM

Winner: City of Toronto and SelectCore
City of Toronto Instant Issue City Services Benefits Program

Runner Up: Great West Life & Evolution1
Great West Life Health Solutions Plus Visa Card Program

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Winner: Shoppers Drug Mart & InComm Canada
Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card Week

Runner Up: Starbucks & First Data
Starbucks $10 livingsocial Gift Card Offer

BEST PREPAID CARD DESIGN

Winner: Tim Hortons & MasterCard
Tim Hortons Roll Up The Rim Prepaid MasterCard Card

Runner Up: Cineplex Entertainment & Cara Operations
Cara Snap-Off Scene Points Gift Card

BEST VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN

Winner: Carta Worldwide
Carta NFC Virtual Prepaid Platform

Runner Up: uKash
Global E-Money Network

BEST PREPAID INNOVATION

Winner: Esso & Exchange Solutions
Esso Price Protection Plan

Runner Up: H&B Block & DirectCash
H&R Block Advantage Prepaid MasterCard Card Program

BEST PAYMENTS INNOVATION

Winner: InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions
DirectSpend

Runner Up: Carta Worldwide
Carta Virtual Prepaid NFC Platform

LEADING GIFT l PREPAID ORGANIZATION

Winner: Shoppers Drug Mart

Runner Up: Peoples Trust

LEADING PAYMENTS ORGANIZATION

Winner: SelectCore

Runner Up: Moneris Solutions

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR (PAYMENTS & PREPAID)

Winner: Jeffrey Smith, President & CEO, DirectCash Payments Inc.

Further details on the Winners, Runners Ups and Judges can be found at www.PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards. The 2013 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards event followed the 6th Annual PX Prepaid & Payments Retreat (June 5th and 6th) at the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre.

About the PX Prepaid & Payments Awards Canada The Payments eXchange Prepaid & Payments Awards (Canada) is an annual black tie gala held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Each year, following the PX Retreat, the PX Community comes together to celebrate innovation, best practice and achievement in all aspects of the gift, prepaid and payments industry.

About Payments eXchange Incubated in 2008, originally as an annual conference, in Toronto, Prepaid Exchange Canada was born in March 2011, as the Domestic (Local) Exchange for Global Prepaid Exchange (now GX) of the UK. Effectively, we are the feet on the ground to bring our industry together with greater regularity, precise focus on the Canadian landscape and to drive adoption of our respective prepaid and payments related products and services.

Our responsibility is to engage and grow our Community, where we have a respected platform to stimulate and educate consumers, regulators and stakeholders on best practices, trends, challenges and opportunities. To promote excellent relations and build superior relationships, domestically and globally. To expand our stakeholder service capabilities, functionality and engagement through technology, innovation, security and interoperability, so that we may ultimately increase the adoption of our products and services by citizens, organizations and governments. Our well established dynamic and influential Community of thought-leaders, industry and product shapers are comprised of companies doing business here and others who intend to do business here, in Canada.

Further Information:
Dave Hunt, Chairman, Payments eXchange
Direct: 905 602-0478 x227; Mobile: 416 722-6789
Awards@PaymentseXchange.ca

Awards Information: PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards


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