Publicado 03/11/2015 20:33CET
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Worldline and Equens Intend to Join Forces to Create the New Pan-European Leader in Payment Services (y 2)

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014. Worldline has successfully completed the GRI Content Index Service for its Corporate Social Responsibility report in accordance with the GRI-G4 comprehensive option. Worldline is an Atos company. [ ]

About Equens 

Equens SE is one of the largest payment providers in Europe, processing 9.7 billion payments and 5 billion POS and ATM transactions each year. Our core business consists of connecting payers and payees by offering services that enable them to make and receive payments in a seamless, secure and efficient manner. Building on more than 50 years of experience in the payments industry, we offer modular, customisable and future-proof solutions covering the entire payments value chain. Besides traditional payments, our platforms are also geared for e-payments, m-payments, e-mandates and e-identity transactions. With offices in five countries, we service a broad, international client base in numerous countries across Europe. The way we combine scale and European market coverage with local presence and expertise gives us a unique ability to improve our clients' competitive edge. For additional information on Equens, please visit [http://K:\9800-CA Corporate Affairs\9800-CA Corporate Affairs\8520\M&C\000_Equens\Pers en media\Boilerplate\2015\Boilerplate May2015\ ] .

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This press release contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including references concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future which may significantly impact expected performance than indicated. Significant risks and uncertainties are linked to factors out of the control of the Company and not precisely estimated, such as market conditions or competitors behaviors. Any statements made in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about Worldline' beliefs and expectations and statements about Worldline' proposed acquisition of Equens, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include statements that may relate to Worldline' plans, objectives, strategies, goals, future events, future revenues or synergies, or performance, and other information that is not historical information. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2014 Registration Document filed with the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) on April 27, 2015 under the registration number R.15-021 and its update filed on August 6, 2015 under the registration number D. 15-0292-A01. Worldline does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any of the information above except as otherwise required by law.

Contact Worldline:

Investor Relations, David Pierre-Kahn, 3 Nov. (0) - 6-28-51-45-96,

Media, Press officer Germany, Annika Hartmann, Akima Media,  +49-89-17959-18-0,

Press officer Netherlands, Jose De Vries, Worldline, +31-6-30-27-26-11,

Contact Equens:

Press, Marcel Woutersen, +31(0)88-385-54-27,

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