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Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Chooses Shift4's Payment Gateway


LAS VEGAS Friday, April 22, 2011 — The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (WPFDG) recently contracted Shift4, the world's largest independent card-present payment gateway, to assist with processing credit card transactions at seven of its locations, including the iconic Spago restaurants in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Maui.

"It's wonderful to be working with an organization that shares our standard of world-class service," said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. "The Wolfgang Puck Group complements the exclusive resort-hotels and premier retailers we already count among our thousands of valued clients."

Part of this commitment involves keeping customers' personal information safe. The adoption of Shift4's DOLLARS ON THE NET® affords WPFDG customers the highest level of security as their credit card numbers are now protected by Shift4's TrueTokenization® . This industry-leading technology turns customer card data into an alphanumeric value, meaningless outside of Shift4's secure, redundant, PCI-compliant data centers.

The tokens generated and stored by Shift4 keep WPFDG from having to store sensitive cardholder data, which lessens their likelihood of data breach, and simplifies their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

In addition to enhanced security, DOLLARS ON THE NET is providing the accounting staff at WPFDG with extensive pre- and post-settlement auditing tools, enterprise-wide reporting capabilities, and Shift4's proprietary Fraud Sentry® technology to combat internal fraud.

"We considered several options before choosing Shift4, and I must say they truly offer an excellent solution," said Mark Werlinger, WPFDG Director of Finance and Accounting. "Our data is safer than ever before, plus we also have more time to focus on our key business needs because using Shift4 is simplifying so many of our PCI requirements."

About Shift4 Corporation
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the world's largest independent card-present payment processing gateway, serving more than 20,000 clients in several industries, including Hospitality, Retail, Food & Beverage, Mail/Telephone Order, and e-Commerce. Boasting more than 350 POS/PMS integrations and maintaining absolute bank- and processor-neutrality, Shift4 is proudly merchant-centric, helping clients secure the best discount rates while providing industry-leading security, speed, and reliability. Recognized as a pioneer of Tokenization , Shift4 has processed more than three billion tokenized transactions since it coined the term in 2005. Shift4's DOLLARS ON THE NET solution provides unparalleled pre- and post-settlement auditing capabilities, fraud protection, and drastically simplified PCI-compliance. For more information, visit www.shift4.com.

About the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group specializes in operating high-end, innovative restaurant concepts known for its proven formula of exceptional and consistent cuisine, service, management and design. The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); the critically acclaimed CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Singapore); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Grille (Detroit); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Five Sixty (Dallas, TX) and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles). Opening this summer, CUT at 45 Park Lane, London. 

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Contact: 

Gianna A. Vivo
Shift4 Corporation
702-597-2480, ext. 43300
gvivo@shift4.com

Stephanie Davis
Wolfgang Puck Fine
Dining Group
702-369-0558
stephanie.davis@wolfgangpuck.com

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