|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Global Payments, Inc.|
|Global Payments Inc. was incorporated in Georgia in September 2000. The Company is a provider of electronic payments transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations ('ISO's), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Republic of Malta, the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company serves as an intermediary to facilitate electronic payment transactions and operate in two business segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. The Company’s two merchant services segments target customers in many vertical industries including financial institutions, gaming, government, health care, professional services, restaurants, retail, universities, nonprofit organizations and utilities. The Company’s competitors within the United Kingdom are the Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. The Russian Federation payments market is highly fragmented and its competition is made up of various financial institutions, including Sberbank and Russian Standard Bank. In the Czech Republic, its competitors for processing are First Data, SiNSYS, and Euronet. In the Asia-Pacific region, its main competition is from financial institutions that offer merchant acquiring services as well as Merchant Solutions, which is a joint venture between First Data and Standard Chartered PLC. It is subject to various United States federal, state and foreign laws and regulations governing money transmission and the sale of payment instruments, such as official checks and money orders.|
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