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First JCB Card Launch in Austria by card complete

Tokyo, Jan 20, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, announced that card complete Service Bank AG (card complete) has agreed to start issuing the first JCB card in Austria.

The announcement was made in Vienna by Mr Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI, and Dr Heimo Hackel, CEO of card complete, at the JCB EMEA Conference held at The Hotel Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom on January 19.

From JCB's side, Mr Imada said, "I am excited about this new card issuance by card complete, who has such a solid cardmember base in Austria. Our cardmember base will expand through this new card issuance, and the collaboration will also be an opportunity to grow JCB's brand awareness towards more comprehensive coverage across Europe. We are committed to expanding card issuing and merchant acquiring in international markets and to further developing our European business."

card complete will soon rollout their new JCB card product, which will make them the first major player to issue premium-level JCB cards to the European market. The card will feature high quality services and customer benefits.

About card complete Service Bank AG

card complete Service Bank AG is the leading Austrian market player. With more than 1.3 million Visa and MasterCard cardholders and a nationwide network of acceptance points, it is a decisive player in the market. For 30 years, card complete has enabled its partners to succeed in cashless payment management. Extending from product development, acceptance devices up to settlement systems, these can all be obtained from a single source whilst achieving the comfort of maximum security and high service levels. Furthermore, card complete issues major credit card brands such as Visa, MasterCard, and now begins issuing JCB.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its Japanese card business in 1961 and established worldwide expansion in 1981. Its acceptance network includes roughly 27 million merchants and over one million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 17 countries and territories, with altogether about 87 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with over 350 leading global banks and financial institutions in order to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality products and services to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english or www.jcbeurope.eu

Note: JCB statistics included in About JCB are as of the end of September 2014.

JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

Source: JCB

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