Thomas P. Staudt Joins Bluefin Payment Systems as Chairman of the Board

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Former CEO of GlobalCollect brings expertise to expand company’s domestic and international growth

“We are thrilled to have Tom join as Bluefin’s Chairman. Tom has a well-established executive and Board record in leading and working with rapidly-growing companies within financial services,” said John M. Perry, CEO, Bluefin.

Bluefin Payment Systems announced today the appointment of Thomas P. Staudt as Chairman of Bluefin’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Staudt served as the Chief Executive Officer of GlobalCollect from January 2011 until March 2015, and oversaw the acquisition of GlobalCollect by Ingenico in late 2014. Mr. Staudt has over 25 years of executive and Board experience in leading global companies to operational and financial success, particularly in the payments sector.

“We are thrilled to have Tom join as Bluefin’s Chairman. Tom has a well-established executive and Board record in leading and working with rapidly-growing companies within financial services,” said John M. Perry, CEO, Bluefin. “I am very happy to work with Tom again, and look forward to his guidance and mentorship for Bluefin.”

Bluefin is the leading provider of secure payment technology for retailers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. The company specializes in PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) integrated and stand-alone solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments. Additionally the company provides leading secure Ecommerce technologies including transparent redirect and tokenization.

“Bluefin is a security pioneer and the innovation, product development, customer focus and partner dedication that Bluefin demonstrates is a major differentiator,” said Mr. Staudt. “I am looking forward to working with the Bluefin management team and investors, many of whom I’ve worked with previously, to help propel Bluefin to continued growth and value creation.”

About Bluefin

Bluefin Payment Systems is the leading provider of secure payment technology for retailers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. Bluefin specializes in PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) integrated and stand-alone solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies including transparent redirect and tokenization. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information please visit http://www.bluefin.com/.

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