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CPI Card Group Receives U.S. Patents for Encased Tungsten Fusion Metal Card


Patents protect Company's new metal card, made from heaviest weighted
metal available

Card Group
(NASDAQ:PMTS, TSX:PMTS) ("CPI" or the "Company"), a
global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related
services, today announced that it has been issued patents for its
Encased Tungsten Fusion card – U.S. Patent No. 8,857,722, U.S. Patent
No. 9,117,155 and U.S. Patent No. 9,430,724. The Company has also been
issued patents for the card in Canada (No. 2,879,639) and the United
Kingdom (No. GB2519046).

"Our approach to developing metal cards has always been rooted in
differentiation – helping financial institutions offer consumers a
product that is unique and stands out in the marketplace from competitor
cards," said Lane R. Dubin, Senior Vice President of Sales and
Marketing, CPI Card Group. "Through these new patents, we have greater
protection in offering customers our Encased Tungsten Fusion card, which
brings a substantive, satisfying weight paired with our extensive card
design features and capabilities."

The patented Encased Tungsten Fusion card features Tungsten, the
heaviest available metal, encased in PVC allowing financial institutions
to offer cardholders a colored-edge combined with substantial weight and
rigidity. Additionally, the card is nearly double the weight of
conventional metal cards, while enjoying EMV capability and the same
design customizability via CPI's high-quality, high-definition print

to Shine: 3 Ingredients for a Differentiated Metal Card Program
a white paper recently published by CPI, highlights the relationship
between card weight and the perception of luxury among consumers, noting
the satisfaction cardholders feel when metal cards are removed from a
wallet or purse and dropped on a counter.

For more information about CPI Metals from CPI Card Group, click here.

To download "Built to Shine: 3 Ingredients for a Differentiated Metal
Card Program,"
click here.

About CPI Card Group

CPI Card Group is a leading provider in payment card production and
related services, offering a single source for credit, debit and prepaid
debit cards including EMV chip, personalization, instant issuance,
fulfillment and mobile payment services. With more than 20 years of
experience in the payments market and as a trusted partner to financial
institutions, CPI's solid reputation of product consistency, quality and
outstanding customer service supports our position as a leader in the
market. Serving our customers from ten locations throughout the United
States, Canada and the United Kingdom, we have the largest network of
high security facilities in North America, each of which is certified by
one or more of the payment brands: Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
Discover and Interac in Canada. Learn more at

EMV is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the United
States and other countries.

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