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Payment Data Systems, Inc. Signs Exclusive Agreement to Provide MasterCard(R) Prepaid Cards to Encompass Communications, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FiCentive, Inc. (OTCBB:PYDS - News) a turn-key prepaid card solutions provider, announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Encompass Communications, Inc. to deliver instant issue Encompass Prepaid MasterCard® cards to more than 1,000 retail outlets.

The card program will provide consumers with a reloadable MasterCard card that is issued instantly and is able to be used by the cardholder as soon as they leave the store. The card program will allow for the cardholder to use the card to facilitate direct deposit and bill payment.

It is anticipated the cards will be available for distribution in 1,000 retail stores by the end of the fourth quarter of this year.

Encompass Communications is also a leader in the retail distribution of prepaid calling cards, brand recognized wireless top-up PINs and gift cards by placing card kiosks in these retail outlets. The cards that are represented by the kiosks include Radio Shack, Sears, iTunes, Blockbuster, Home Depot, and many more well known brands.

Larry Luna, CEO of Encompass Communications said, “We are very impressed with the capabilities for FiCentive to deliver the custom card program our customers are demanding. We selected FiCentive because of their number of successful card implementations and their menu of services.”

Louis Hoch, FiCentive’s President and CEO said, “We are very pleased to be able to partner with such an innovator in the prepaid and gift card retail market place. We are excited about the distribution network that Encompass has created and believe their card program will be well received in the marketplace.”

About FiCentive, Inc.

FiCentive, Inc. is a turn-key prepaid card solutions provider that quickly and securely delivers customized prepaid card programs for corporations, financial institutions, affinity groups or any organization that needs to deliver a financial incentive to their customers, vendors, or employees. With the global prepaid market to be more than 6.5 trillion dollars, FiCentive is well positioned to capture its share.

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FiCentive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Payment Data Systems, Inc.

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About Encompass Communications

Encompass Communications is a well-established supplier of prepaid long distance and a multitude of other prepaid services. Encompass supplies their long distance service primarily with the distribution of phone card, conferencing products, and Verifon terminal programs. But Encompass offers much more than that. Encompass helps develop and build opportunities for those who want to be in the prepaid business. This unique ability allows Encompass to stand out in the prepaid industry, as they offer what most prepaid providers are not capable of.

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