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Global Payments and CaixaBank to Host a Wearable FinAppsParty to be Held Simultaneously in Atlanta and Barcelona

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Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) , one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, announced today that it will collaborate with CaixaBank to host an interactive wearable financial app hackathon on October 24-25, 2014 in Atlanta and Barcelona.

The FinAppsParty will host talented developers, designers, programmers and creatives of mobile payments apps that will compete in teams of one to four members over a 24-hour period. Judges will distinguish the three best innovative payments applications from each location for wearable devices that bridge the gap between functionality and originality in graphic image, browsing and usability for consumers and merchants.

Global Payments’ Atlanta Event

The FinAppsParty in Atlanta will begin at 6:00pm US ET at the Atlanta Tech Village, 3423 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. An awards ceremony will be hosted in the weeks following the event. Details will be provided at the event in October.

To register and obtain more information about the event in Atlanta, visit:

CaixaBank’s Barcelona Event

The FinAppsParty in Barcelona will begin at 5:30pm CEST at the Palo Alto Foundation, Pellaires Street, 30-38, 08109, Barcelona. Winners from this event will be announced at the awards ceremony during the BDigital Apps congress which will take place November 11-12, 2014 in Barcelona.

To register and obtain more information about the event in Barcelona, visit:

FinAppsParty was launched by CaixaBank in Barcelona in 2011 and has been held annually since. In 2013, 150 app developers competing in 48 teams took part in the event. Winning projects have included apps for connecting users of near-field communication (NFC) technology, business geolocation and payment systems via social networks.

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) is a leading provider of payment services for merchants, value added resellers, financial institutions, government agencies, multi-national corporations and independent sales organizations located throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of solutions and services for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management. Visit for more information about the company and its services.

About CaixaBank

CaixaBank is a consolidated financial group admitted for trading. It has banking and insurance businesses together with a business which invests in international banks and leads the Spanish market with a firm commitment to national and international growth thanks to its proven experience in investments in the banking industry.

CaixaBank, chaired by Isidro Fain’e and led by CEO Gonzalo Gort’azar, has 13.6 million customers, a network of 5,695 branches and 31,574 employees. It is the number one retail bank thanks to its sizeable sales business, its accurate and anticipatory risk management and its ongoing efforts in innovation.

CaixaBank is considered an international benchmark when it comes to innovation and new technologies. It has received numerous accolades, including the award for the world’s most innovative bank at the Global Banking Innovation Awards, staged by the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) and Finacle, and the award for best retail bank for technology innovation in the world, granted by Euromoney.

About Comercia Global Payments

CaixaBank and Global Payments work together to provide the finest in merchant payment services. In 2010 the two firms set up Comercia Global Payments in the Spanish market, where it commands a market share of 24%. In July 2013 CaixaBank and Global Payments announced the launch of Comercia Global Payments Brasil, a 50/50 joint venture in the Brazilian payments market.

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