Friday, December 18, 2009

Elavon Signs The Restaurant Association Of Ireland

By Holly Lytle Members to receive discounted merchant services

Co. Dublin, Ireland - 18 December 2009 - Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) have agreed to a relationship that extends special, discounted rates for merchant services available only to RAI's more than 500 members. Member rates and details regarding available solutions and services may be viewed online at a dedicated website for RAI Members at http://tellmemore.elavon.com/RAI.

The relationship delivers Elavon's comprehensive suite of merchant processing services to RAI and its members throughout Ireland, offering products and solutions including credit and debit processing, dynamic currency conversion, electronic gift cards, online reporting, and access to a variety of payment terminals designed to service the needs of the hospitality industry.

"RAI is excited to begin a new relationship recommending Elavon as a top-notch provider of quality credit card processing services to our members," said Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive Officer of the Restaurant Association of Ireland. "We strive to deliver value to our members, and believe that the addition of Elavon is a great asset."

"Our flexible solutions and customer service align with RAI's member services, and we look forward to helping the association deliver on their mission to provide value to Ireland's restaurateurs," said Simon Haslam, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Europe for Elavon.

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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 Europe, the United States, 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 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 affiliate, euroConex. In Europe. For more information visit www.elavon.com.

About Restaurants Association of Ireland:
The Restaurant Association of Ireland is the representative group for the Irish Restaurant Industry. Founded in 1970 the organisation has over 500 members. The Association provides a wealth of benefits and services to restaurant owners; it also currently provides a comprehensive package of training programmes for restaurant owners, managers/supervisors and operatives, covering a wide range of skills and disciplines. There are ten regional branches of the Association, each of which is headed up by a branch chairperson. For more information visit www.rai.ie.

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