Global Payments' OpenEdge Division Integrates Secure Payments Solutions with Carolina Software's WasteWORKS Software Suite

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology
services, is pleased to announce a partnership between OpenEdge, its integrated payments division, and Carolina Software,
Inc., developer of the industry leading WasteWORKS software suite for the municipal waste market. WasteWORKS will be
among the first applications to integrate the EdgeShield security bundle.

OpenEdge previously announced EdgeShield, a collection of security-related components designed to eliminate existing
vulnerabilities within the payments chain. When integrated into systems that accept payments, the bundle is intended to protect
credit card data while at rest and in transit. EdgeShield includes EMV, P2P encryption, tokenization and PA-DSS 3.0 solutions
from OpenEdge. With OpenEdge's EMV solution, WasteWORKS will realize a number of benefits in advance of the coming EMV
shift including ease of complicated hardware-software interaction, simplified pre-certification with a single integration, swift
implementation, feature-rich technology and device flexibility.

Jon Leeds, Vice President of Carolina Software, Inc., commented, "Our customers who accept payments on-site are very aware
of the coming EMV switch. As their partner, it's vital that we have solutions in place to prepare them without disrupting their
operations. OpenEdge's EMV solution lets us accomplish that."

"Everyone in the ecosystem understands that EMV represents a far superior security solution at the point-of-purchase," stated
OpenEdge President, Sid Singh. "Yet, developers face challenges ensuring merchants are ready to accept EMV payments
within the POS system. EdgeShield solves this problem, so developers can integrate EMV swiftly and merchants can accept
payments seamlessly."

About Carolina Software, Inc.
Since 1988, Carolina Software, Inc. has been installing and supporting WasteWORKS solid Waste Management Software at
locations across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. WasteWORKS has become the industry leader by providing a costeffective,
complete, turnkey solution for managing landfills, transfer stations, waste-to-energy facilities, MRFs, recycling
facilities and rock quarries.

About OpenEdge
OpenEdge helps software developers and businesses succeed by delivering secure and personalized payment solutions. As
the integrated payments division of Global Payments, OpenEdge is driving innovation - adapting, scaling and simplifying how
payments are processed, across platforms and points-of-interaction, in an increasingly complex landscape. OpenEdge serves
more than 2,000 technology partners across 60 industry verticals throughout the United States and Canada.

About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative
solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a
broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution
channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 4,300 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company
with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more

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