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Shift4 Doubles Merchant Base in 2005; Shift4 Corporation
Approaches $15 Billion in Payments Processed
Las Vegas, NV, January 26, 2006 – $$$ ON THE NET®, Shift4’s web-based  payment gateway solution with real-time electronic payment authorization, settlement, reporting and fraud control capabilities, processed nearly $15 billion in payments, representing over 92 million transactions for more than 11,000 merchants in 2005.  The number of merchants handled in 2005 is more than double that of 2004.
Contributing to Shift4’s strong growth was a number of significant new customer signings, including Choice Hotel’s International®, Puma® North America and Gucci, who selected $$$ ON THE NET to process their credit, debit, gift card and check transactions.  $$$ ON THE NET connects a merchant’s point-of-sale, property management and ecommerce systems to the bank/processor of their choice, allowing them to leverage the power of the Internet to process transactions at an ultra-high speed, while simplifying their accounting process, adding real-time enterprise-wide reporting and minimizing fraudulent and errant transactions.
“After 12 years, company growth usually levels off and becomes stagnant, but with our commitment to being the market leader in payment processing, Shift4 continues to rapidly increase our merchant base with dedicated teamwork, innovative products and powerful partners,” stated J. David Oder, President and CEO, Shift4.  “I am confident that 2006 will be another banner year as we continue to target new customers and add new features and more security to $$$ ON THE NET for our existing clients.”
A key factor in Shift4’s growth was the national exposure of its inaugural Transaction Security Summit and the leadership role it has commandeered in the payment processing industry. Shift4 is the only organization to unveil a new technology for credit card data security, called Tokenization, which help merchants be more compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  
“We not only provide the best gateway solution for our partners and customers, but we also pride ourselves in being an advocate leader for secure and compliant payment processing, all of which contributed greatly to the overall company growth for 2005,” concludes Mr. Oder.
About Shift4 Corporation
Shift4, a leading developer of financial transaction processing software and services, provides web-based, real-time enterprise payment solutions for leaders in the hospitality, retail, foodservices and e-commerce markets.  Through connectivity to most major processors, $$$ ON THE NET provides both high speed and low cost authorizations and settlements for credit, debit, check, private label and gift card transactions.  $$$ ON THE NET also includes the ability to access, review and edit transactions prior to settlement, as well as a searchable, 24-month archive of transactions for reporting and charge back defense.  For more information contact Shift4 at (702) 597-2480 or visit Shift4 online at


Shift4 Corporation
Rebecca Kalogeris
Telephone: (702) 597-2480, ext. 3419
Also See: Shift4 Releases New Technology to Insure the Security of Its Merchants’ and Partners’ Payment Processing; Tokenization Moves the Liability for Securing Credit Card Data away from Merchants’ and POS Application Developers / October 2005
Shift4 to Sponsor Inaugural Transaction Security Summit; Summit to Delve into Specifics of Latest Credit Card Security Regulations for Merchants and Payment Applications / August 2005
Shift4 Handles Over $1 Billion Worth of Transactions in March / May 2005
Shift4’s Enhanced Interface to MICROS® Offers Signature Capture, Gift Card Processing, Dynamic Currency Conversion & PINned Debit / April 2004
Shift4 Partners with Planet Payment to Offer Dynamic Currency Conversion at the Point-of-Sale Revenue Sharing and Ease of Integration Among Key Features / April 2004
Shift4’s Direct, High Speed Connection to Fifth Third Bank Now Certified for Debit / January 2004
Shift4’s E-Payment Solution Expands to Include Canadian PIN Pad Debit / December 2003
Shift4 Announces Visa U.S.A.'s Recognition of Shift4's CISP Compliance / November 2003
$$$ ON THE NET® Processes Record Number of Transaction Dollars in Third Quarter / October 2003
Shift4 $$$ ON THE NET Reseller Program Announces New Exclusive and Preferred Level Partners / June 2003

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