Monday, December 14, 2009

Elavon Purchases Arklow Building For Call Centre Operations

By Holly Lytle

Co. Wicklow, Ireland - 14 December 2009 - Elavon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), and a leading global card acquirer today announces the purchase of its Arklow business park space, solidifying the company's long-term commitment to the Arklow community.

For eight years, more than 200 Customer Service, Operations and Information Technology professionals have occupied the building, previously through a lease agreement with the IDA. The Arklow Call Centre employees provide customer assistance for many of Elavon's 250,000 pan-European merchants.

"With Elavon's business constantly evolving in this competitive market, now is the time to invest in our skilled professionals who provide critical infrastructure support for our European operations from our Arklow location," said Simon Haslam, EVP and Managing Director of Elavon in Europe.

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About Elavon: Elavon's Global Acquiring Solutions organization is a part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada and Puerto Rico. Solutions include credit and debit card processing, electronic check services, gift cards, dynamic currency conversion, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring. Elavon's services are marketed through multiple alliance partner channels including financial institutions, trade associations and ISOs. Elavon has solutions to meet the needs of merchants in specialized markets including small business, retail, hospitality/T&E, health care, education and the public sector. Elavon represents the former brands of NOVA Information Systems and its affiliates FHMS and euroConex. For more information visit www.elavon.com.

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