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NETELLER Selected as gamigo’s Alternative Payment Method For Online Gaming

Dec 17, 2014

Optimal Payments to assist with gamigo’s expansion in global markets

LONDON, MONTREAL and NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) – Optimal Payments Plc (LSE AIM: OPAY), a leading global online payment solutions provider, has been selected by gamigo AG, a leading publisher and distributor of free-to-play multiplayer online games (MOGs), to provide its NETELLER® service as an alternative payment method for its online gaming players.

This partnership offers gamers using a NETELLER account, including those across Europe, Latin America and Asia, a safe and secure way to deposit funds for in-game purchases on Free2Play, MMORPGs and MMOGs. Gamers can make purchases to help increase their abilities, extend the game play or collect special items using the NETELLER payment option on gamigo.

The NETELLER service provides the vehicle for gamigo to grow its business in expanding markets thanks to its extensive payment network. Furthermore, NETELLER 24/7/365 Customer Service, offered in 15 languages, will support gamigo in handling the incremental mutual traffic.

“We are delighted to partner with gamigo AG and deepen our expansion in the online gaming sector,” said Lorenzo Pellegrino, executive vice president, Optimal Payments. “Our NETELLER service allows gamigo to offer consumers a secure and trusted alternative payment method, while supporting its continuous growth in the market though our marketing social media channels and co-branded promotions.”

“The NETELLER service will help us grow our business globally and further penetrate into emerging markets,” said Theodor Niehues, executive board, gamigo AG. “We look forward to connecting with millions of NETELLER users worldwide through targeted marketing campaigns and initiatives from Optimal Payments.”

NETELLER is already an option for gamigo customers who want to upload funds in real time to their accounts.

About gamigo AG
gamigo AG (incorporated in 2000) is a leading publisher and distributor of free-to-play multiplayer online and mobile games with focus on Europe and North America. Approximately 100 employees in Hamburg, Berlin (Germany), San Francisco (U.S.A.) and Seoul (South Korea) are in charge of marketing, customer relations, IT, support, game optimization and community management for its comprehensive portfolio of titles. “Fiesta Online” and “Last Chaos” are just two examples of gamigo’s very successful multiplayer online role-playing games with a long-standing and loyal customer base. In addition to this, the online games portfolio is continuously extended, recently e.g. “Asterix & Friends”, “Anno Online” and “Vicky Online” have been added. gamigo has a total of more than 20 million registered game accounts worldwide. In addition to online multiplayer games, gamigo also is investing in mobile games distribution, with games such as “Dino On Fire” and “The Rats”.

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 authorized and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 900015).

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