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Ingenico Payment Services recorded strong increase in transactions in-store and online in Europe in December 2014

Ingenico Group (Euronext : FR0000125346-ING), global leader in seamless payment, today announced that Ingenico Payment Services managed more than 335 million transactions in Europe in December 2014. This represents a 15% increase over a year in online and in-store transactions operated on behalf of the merchants connected to the Group's platforms in Europe (Ogone, easyscash, Axis).

This growth was based on the significant increase (+14%) in the number of in-store transactions processed by the group's payment management platforms (Axis, easycash) and was boosted by a 25% increase in online payments, managed by Ogone.

Regarding online payments, it is interesting to note the growth of more than 38% in the number of transactions completed by e-retailers outside their domestic market. Merchants connected to the Ogone platform continued to develop their business strongly outside their home markets, in line with the trend of e-commerce becoming global.

Lastly, the number of transactions made from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, continued to grow as a share of online transactions, representing 16% of the total, a 5 point increase.

"The strong growth in transaction volumes on our European platforms over the Christmas period reflects Ingenico Payment Services' strong position in Europe, and we are proud to support the growth in commerce across all channels: in-store, online and on mobile" commented Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President Europe-SEPA. "In addition, the strong growth in merchants' sales outside their domestic market confirms the interest of a global, integrated e-payment solution. We are pleased to be able to continue to simplify the payment process for our clients, notably over the internet, through the unique combination of our Ogone and GlobalCollect solutions."