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Mercury Wins 2012 Technology Company of the Year at the Colorado Technology Association's Apex Awards

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DURANGO, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Mercury®, a leading provider of payment processing and revenue generation solutions, has been named Colorado's Technology Company of the Year by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). This honor is part of the CTA's prestigious Apex Awards, which celebrate Colorado's technology leaders and innovators.

Presented at the annual Apex Awards Ceremony in Denver, on October 24, the Technology Company of the Year award recognizes the Colorado-based company whose overall performance sets it apart as a leader in its market segment through the creation of innovative products, profitability and strong commitment to the community. Mercury was chosen based on the company's overall performance and leadership in product development, financial responsibility/ strength and community involvement.

“To be chosen as Technology Company of the Year by our peers, colleagues and neighbors in the Colorado Technology Association is a real honor,” said Matt Taylor, CEO of Mercury. “Mercury prides itself on being not only a good Colorado corporate citizen but also a technology and business leader. Our goal is, and always has been, to create unique, value-added solutions that help our customers and partners succeed, and this award is recognition of our achievements on all fronts. Thank you to the CTA for not only recognizing, but fostering technology innovation in our great state.”

Since the Apex Award's inception in 2000, the competition has grown to include not only Technology Company of the Year, but also Technology Project of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Connector of the Year, and Teacher of the Year, as well as the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement award. This year's Awards were presented in front of a sold-out crowd of over 800 attendees.

“We had numerous nominations of outstanding companies for the top technology company of the year, but Mercury stood out in all categories, especially in technology differentiation and corporate responsibility,” said Steve Foster, President and CEO, Colorado Technology Association. “The purpose of the Apex Awards is to recognize and celebrate success of amazing companies, which include Mercury.”

About Mercury

Mercury (Mercury Payment Systems, LLC) is one of the fastest-growing payment processing and revenue solutions companies in North America. Mercury is a trusted, award-winning channel partner to over 500 point-of-sale (POS) Independent Software Vendors and 2,500 POS Value Added Resellers, delivering secure and reliable integrated payments and visionary technology leadership to the industry. Mercury is pioneering the "Social POS," empowering its merchants to identify, acquire and retain customers through unique engagement and closed-loop measurement in addition to innovative products like MercuryLoyalty™ – the industry's first card-less loyalty solution that integrates mobile and social technology into point-of-sale (POS) systems. For additional information on Mercury, please visit www.mercurypay.com or follow on Twitter @mercurypay.

About Colorado Technology Association (CTA):

CTA is the industry leader in uniting and growing Colorado's technology industry. By providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, CTA supports economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado's technology industry. We also work nationally to ensure Colorado's technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success. For more information on CTA please visit www.coloradotechnology.org

For Mercury
Sharen Santoski, 617-241-5122
Sharen@SantoskiPR.com

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