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Accertify to Provide easyJet with New Fraud Protection Solution

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Leading European Airline Looks to Enhance Fraud Prevention Efforts</i> </p>

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Accertify to Provide easyJet with New Fraud Protection Solution04:00 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012 CHICAGO & LUTON, England (Business Wire) -- Accertify, a leading fraud prevention and risk management provider, announced today that easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has signed an agreement to leverage Accertify's comprehensive fraud management solution. This latest signing bolsters Accertify's already impressive client list in the airline industry and European market. Based in Luton, easyJet operates Europe's leading air transport network, with a presence on the continent's top 100 routes and 50 largest airports. Serving over 57 million passengers in the last year with a fleet in excess of 200 aircraft, easyJet is working with Accertify, an American Express company, to implement its new on-line payment fraud prevention strategy. “Accertify is recognised as a market leader in fraud prevention solutions and has a superb track record in combating payment fraud,” said Lex Ledger, Revenue Protection Manager at easyJet. “We were highly impressed with Accertify's proactive approach to developing an effective and flexible solution. By working with Accertify, we can continue to focus on protecting our customers and enhancing the overall customer experience.” “Our comprehensive range of products are built from a merchant's perspective, to simplify processes, drive down fraud rates and speed fulfillment to genuine customers,” said Jeff Liesendahl, President of Accertify. “Our customized solution is effective against emerging fraud schemes and offers a higher level of protection for our clients, allowing them to focus on their core business.” About Accertify Accertify Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Express, is a leading provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management, and payment gateway solutions to merchant customers spanning diverse industries worldwide. Accertify's suite of products and services help e-commerce companies grow their business by driving down the total cost of fraud, simplifying business processes, and ultimately increasing revenue. For more information, please visit www.accertify.com. About easyJet easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports. easyJet flies on more than 600 routes between 129 airports in 29 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline. The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route. American ExpressLorraine Hackett, +44(0)12-7321-1240Lorraine.hackett@aexp.com