Worldline Italia enters into exclusive negotiations with Cassa Centrale Group to launch a business partnership in the world of payments

Rome, 14 March 2024 – Worldline [Euronext: WLN], a global leader in payments services, has been chosen by the Cassa Centrale Group to pursue exclusive negotiations for a long-term partnership in the acquiring world. The collaboration involves the provision of services along the value chain of digital payment acceptance and international acquiring for the 66 Group's Bank Affiliates, owning 1,480 branches in Italy.

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The project involves the supply and management of POS terminals and exclusive acquiring for international circuits for more than 90,000 POS terminals, generating transacted volumes of more than 9 billion euros in 2023. The deal will contribute to the consolidation of Worldline presence in the Italian market, almost doubling number of merchants and POS terminals. It will also ensure benefits in terms of innovation and evolution of the product portfolio for the benefit of the customer network of the Group’s Banks, which will benefit from Worldline's specialized solutions and an improved customer experience.

"We are particularly pleased and honored to have been selected by a major group like Cassa Centrale. This is a recognition of our distinctive ability in the Italian market with a competitive and cutting-edge offering, but most importantly, with a winning business support and assistance model for banks. This partnership allows us to combine our international experience with our Italian know-how and attention to the territory, thanks to the numerous existing partnerships with major Financial Institutions in the country, including BNL / BNP Paribas, Banco Desio and Banca del Fucino" said Stefano Calderano, CEO of Worldline Merchant Services Italy.

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