Global Payments Announces Agreement with UnionPay in Malta

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Global Payments Announces Agreement with UnionPay in Malta

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, and UnionPay International (UPI) announced an agreement that will enable Global Payments Malta (GPM) to accept UnionPay cards in Malta and Gozo.

“This agreement strengthens the relationship between Global Payments and UnionPay worldwide,” said Stephen Teuma, Country Manager Malta, Global Payments.  “It demonstrates our continued commitment to leading payments technology across the globe by offering another form of payment acceptance to our customers.”

We are excited to partner with Global Payments and extend the acceptance of our brand to the Maltese Islands," said Wei Zhihong, International Market Director of UnionPay International and General Manager of UPl Europe. “It will also facilitate and enhance tourists’ payment experience at establishments in Malta and Gozo for UnionPay’s global cardholders, for Chinese in particular, since UnionPay is their preferred payment method. We look forward to extending our relationship with Global Payments.”

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions delivering innovative services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of solutions that allow our customers to accept various payment types and operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with customers and partners in 31 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit


About UnionPay International

In partnership with more than 1800 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 170 countries and regions, covering 51 million merchants and 2.8 million ATMs. Over 7 billion UnionPay cards have been issued in 48 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.

UnionPay in Europe:

• accepted in 39 European countries and regions

• over 2.3 million merchants – over 60% of all the bankcard-accepting merchants in Europe.

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