First Annapolis Advises Heartland Payment Systems on Sale of Collective Point of Sale Solutions to Elavon

February 2013

ATLANTA, GA – Elavon, a leading global payments provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), has acquired Collective Point of Sale Solutions Ltd. (Collective POS) in Toronto, Canada. The deal expands Elavon’s presence and distribution network in Canada and aligns with Elavon’s global growth strategy in strategic markets.

“The opportunities for Elavon to leverage Collective POS’ solutions and established customer base in Canada will deliver the best of both companies’ offerings to the Canadian marketplace,” said Tom Boyer, President of North America for Elavon. “Establishing a greater presence in the Canadian market is in line with Elavon’s global growth plans.”

Founded in 2001, Collective POS is known for providing innovative, customized payment processing and merchant services to entrepreneurs and owners of small to medium-sized business in Canada. With more than 80 employees, Collective POS serves nearly 12,000 businesses across Canada and processes in excess of\billion worth of debit and credit card transactions annually.

“We have a strong reputation as a trusted provider of payment solutions in Canada,” said Michael Back, president of Collective POS. “We look forward to expanding our offerings and delivering even greater value and benefits to our customers in the Canadian market as a benefit of this acquisition.”

As part of the agreement, Back and the Collective POS executives will continue in their leadership role at Collective POS and will work closely with Elavon to align the 80 existing employees’ at the company with the needs of Elavon in Canada.

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