Directorate Change

Resignation of Non-executive Director

LONDON, MONTREAL and NEW YORK (3 August 2015) - Optimal Payments Plc (LSE AIM: OPAY, "Optimal Payments" or the "Company") announces that Stephen Shaper, a non-executive Director, has notified the Company of his decision to step down from the Board with immediate effect.  Mr Shaper has been a non-executive Director of the Company since 2012.

The Company will commence an immediate process to seek a replacement non-executive Director for Mr Shaper.

Dennis Jones, Chairman, said: "On behalf of the Board, management team and shareholders, I'd like to thank Steve for his significant contribution over the last four years as this company has grown so successfully.  We wish him the very best for the future."

Joel Leonoff, President & CEO, said: "On a personal note, I'd like to extend my gratitude to Steve for his significant contribution to the growth and outstanding success at Optimal Payments. Steve has a long history with Optimal as he served as a board member on the earliest iteration of the business, Surefire Commerce. Over the years Steve has become a mentor, friend and trusted advisor to the Executive Team. We wish Steve the best of luck in his future endeavors and continued success in his pursuits."

For further information contact:

Head of Investor Relations 

Jessica Stalley
Optimal Payments Plc
+ 44 207 182 1707
investorrelations@optimalpayments.com 

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Simon Bridges / Mark Whitmore
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Tavistock Communications (Financial PR)
Simon Hudson/Andrew Dunn/Simon Fluendy
+44 20 7920 3150
optimal@tavistock.co.uk

About Optimal Payments Plc

Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year.  Merchants use the NETBANX® platform and services to simplify how they accept credit and debit card, direct-from-bank, and alternative and local payments; and the NETELLER® service to increase revenues and capture new customers.  Consumers use the multilingual and multicurrency NETELLER and Net+® Card stored-value offering to make secure and convenient payments. In July 2014, Optimal Payments acquired Meritus Payment Solutions and GMA as part of the company's commitment to strengthen its presence in the US market. Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM, with a ticker symbol of OPAY.  Subsidiary company Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 900015).

For more information on Optimal Payments visit www.optimalpayments.com or subscribe at http://www.optimalpayments.com/subscription