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September 23, 2006 - Orlando, Fla.- Franchise Payments Network (FPN), the only electronic payments company that focuses entirely on the franchise industry, has announced Ian Drysdale as President and COO.

A former executive of First Data, Drysdale pursued business development for the payment industry’s fastest growing market, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR). Drysdale provided consultative internal and external payments-related support for the nation’s largest chains, payment processors, and restaurant organizations. Key clients included Burger King Corp, Dunkin Brands, Sonic Corp, and, in partnership with FPN CEO Thomas Epstein, the National Restaurant Association.

Prior to his role in business development, Drysdale led POS product management at First Data. Some of the products brought to market included First Data Merchant Services’ first wireless terminals, web-based virtual terminals, B2B Products, and, with First Data’s TeleCheck, the industry’s first card and check conversion device, the Eclipse.

“My role at FPN is two-fold: to provide electronic payment innovations to our clients, and to provide excellent client service for those products and services.” said Drysdale. “Franchise Payments Network understands the franchise business model and works to meet each franchisor’s unique needs.”

At FPN, Drysdale’s role will be to guide the company’s operations and industry relations to ensure excellence in product functionality and delivery. He will work to guarantee that a franchisor’s electronic payment strategies are maximized against both the brand’s value and underlying consumer payment trends.

“We are excited to welcome Ian to the team and look forward to utilizing his extensive foodservice, hospitality and product knowledge to grow and strengthen the FPN brand,” said Thomas Epstein, founder and CEO of Franchise Payments Network. “Ian has a stellar reputation in the industry, and I am confident that he will help us offer franchisors the best possible solution for their payment systems.”

About Franchise Payments Network

Franchise Payments Network is the only credit card processing company that focuses entirely on the franchise industry. A partner with three of the top five processors, FPN gives its franchise clients the flexibility to customize a solution that best suits the needs of the franchise system. Services include credit and debit card processing, ACH services, ATM procurement, Automated Royalty Collections, gift/loyalty card services, check verification and conversion, payroll card programs, PCI compliance, and electronic payments consulting. To learn more about becoming a member of the network, please contact Thomas Epstein, President and CEO, Franchise Payments Network at 866-420-4613 or visit www.franchisepayments.net.



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