DGAP-News: Wirecard and Vodafone form partnership for mobile payment services

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Wirecard and Vodafone form partnership for mobile payment services

25.02.2013 / 07:33


Aschheim (Munich). Vodafone Group has formed a partnership with
Munich-based Wirecard AG for the introduction of its mobile payment
This partnership is based on the creation, implementation and operation of
all technical mobile payment processes as well as issuing virtual and
physical co-branded Visa cards. The Vodafone payment service will be rolled
out internationally from this year.

 'Wirecard is a highly competent technology partner to implement our mobile
payment service,' commented Dr. Christian Wirtz, Vodafone Group Director
mCommerce, and continued: 'We want to use our mobile wallet to offer
customers contactless payments using their smartphones. We also attach
great value to innovation for both our mobile offering and also for
additional value-added services.'

Markus Braun, Wirecard AG's CEO commented: 'We are very pleased to be
supporting Vodafone as a technical service partner and also as the
card-issuer. Telecommunications providers will become part of the payment
process with mobile wallets. They will thus become key drivers in a
paradigm shift through to a cash-free society.'

Visit Wirecard at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 
(25 - 28 February 2013), hall 7, stand 7F03.

Iris Stöckl 
VP Corp.Com./IR 
Tel: +49 (0)89-4424-1424
e-Mail: iris.stoeckl@wirecard.com
ISIN DE0007472060
Reuters: WDI.GDE
Bloomberg: WDI GY

Vodafone-media contact:
Tel:  +44 (0) 1635 664444

About Vodafone:
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by
revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and
jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has
equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than
50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit

About Wirecard: 
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic
payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, the Wirecard Group
supports over 13,000 companies from various industry segments in their
efforts to automate their payment processes and minimize cases of default.
Wirecard Bank AG is a Principal Member of Visa, MasterCard and JCB and
operates as a credit card acquirer in 69 countries around the world,
involving over 100 transaction currencies and 18 payout currencies. Part of
the Wirecard Group, Wirecard Bank provides innovative solutions in the
fields of corporate banking, prepaid and co-branded cards, along with
account products for both business and private customers. Wirecard AG is
listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060,

www.wirecard.com |  www.wirecardbank.com |  www.mywirecard.com

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Language:    English                                               
Company:     Wirecard AG                                           
             Einsteinring 35                                       
             85609 Aschheim b. München                             
Phone:       +49 (0)89-4424 1400                                   
Fax:         +49 (0)89-4424 1500                                   
E-mail:      ir@wirecard.com                                       
Internet:    www.wirecard.com                                      
ISIN:        DE0007472060                                          
WKN:         747206                                                
Indices:     TecDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share         
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);      
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München,  
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