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First Data appoints GM for BankWest Alliance

  • 12 September, 2005 11:09

<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>First Data Media Contact:
Cathryn van der Walt, 12 Worlds Public Relations, Mobile: +61 (0) 402 327 633, Email: cathryn@12worlds.com</p>
<p>First Data appoints general manager to lead new
BWA Merchant Services alliance with BankWest</p>
<p>Sydney, 12 September 2005 - First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in payment systems and electronic commerce, today announced the appointment of Tim Oneacre as general manager of BWA Merchant Services, First Data’s newly-formed merchant services alliance with Western Australia’s leading bank, Bank of Western Australia Limited.</p>
<p>Mr Oneacre takes on the new role from his position as Vice-President, Operations at First Data Merchant Services, effective immediately.</p>
<p>Since joining First Data Merchant Services in 1996, Mr. Oneacre has had a direct hand in running the company’s key back-office operations including merchant activations, training and conversions. He has played a leading role in First Data’s global development efforts since 2001, representing back-office operations and international platform development in Europe, the Americas, the Far East and now Australasia.</p>
<p>“This is a key appointment for a strategic initiative, “ Greg Nash, managing director of First Data International in Australia, New Zealand and South Asia said. “Tim brings the dual strengths of intimate knowledge of, and expertise in, First Data’s key back office operations as well as merchant-facing activities, and a global perspective gained through his international development role.”</p>
<p>ENDS</p>
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<p>About First Data
First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Serving 4.1 million merchant locations, 1,400 card issuers and millions of consumers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company’s portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, smart and stored-value card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. Western Union and its subsidiary, Orlandi Valuta, together make up one of the world’s largest money transfer networks with approximately 233,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. The company’s STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 1.7 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.</p>

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