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Merchant e-Solutions Grows e-Commerce Business, Hires Payments Industry Executive


Redwood City, CA, January 03, 2008 - Merchant e-Solutions, Inc. (MeS), a leader in payment processing services, continues to make growth investments in its e-commerce business sector, first by developing payment solutions that are specifically engineered for card-not-present transactions, and now by announcing the appointment of Kevin Gallagher as the General Manager of the MeS e-Commerce business.

Gallagher, with over 14 years of payment processing experience--most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances at Chase Paymentech´┐Żis responsible for continuing to develop and grow the MeS e-Commerce business through channel partnerships and direct merchant sales.

"We are delighted that Kevin Gallagher has joined Merchant e-Solutions," says Sharif Bayyari, CEO. "Kevin's industry experience and our proprietary payment services provide a perfect combination that will enable us to continue to grow our presence in the e-commerce arena."

In focusing on the needs of e-commerce merchants, MeS has developed a payment system with a direct exchange interface to Visa, as well as the MeS e-Commerce Payment Gateway and Virtual Terminal, which provide for better control of costs, interchange qualification, and service levels. The payment solutions provided by MeS are comprehensive and PCI compliant and designed with features that eliminate the need for merchants to store cardholder data, thereby reducing the merchant's PCI DSS compliance responsibilities

"MeS is a fast growing payments company with an incredible technology platform that is perfect for merchants who are using the Internet to drive the delivery of merchandise and services," says Kevin Gallagher. "I'm excited about how the solutions provided by MeS can help merchants better manage the payment aspect of their businesses and look forward to matching our solutions with merchant needs."

About Merchant e-Solutions

Merchant e-Solutions is an Internet-based payments processing company that was founded in 1999 to provide better technology solutions for the card payment acquiring industry for merchants as well as banks. Merchant e-Solutions currently processes more than $10.5 billion dollars in payments for more than 55,000 merchants. Merchant e-Solutions is headquartered in Redwood City CA, with operations in Spokane WA, and satellite offices in Minneapolis MN, and Columbus GA. For more information, go to http://www.merchante-solutions.com.

Contact:

Jim Aviles
Merchant e-Solutions
Chief Operating Officer
3400 Bridge Parkway 100
Redwood City, CA 94065
USA
Voice: 650-628-6830
Fax: 650-620-9287
E-Mail: javiles@merchante-solutions.com

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