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earthport appoints as CTO former Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein VP of technology

earthport plc, the electronic payment services company, is delighted to announce

the appointment of Alex Fishlock as chief technology officer.

Alex has over 10 years experience in IT, most recently at Dresdner Kleinwort

Wasserstein (DrKW) where he was Vice President of Online Markets development

and Foreign Exchange technology. Previous to this Alex worked in New York and

Hong Kong for SBC Warburg in the global technology group.

One of Alex's main accomplishments at DrKW, was to architect and lead the

development of both a micro payment system and white-labeled FX payments

system. DrKW was one of the first banks to offer its clients both products on

the web and mobile devices.

At earthport he will be responsible for the further development of the Universal

Payment Network (UPN), the business development channels (BDC's) and for the

strategic technical direction.

Commenting on his appointment, Alex said, 'I am very pleased to join this

dynamic company at an exciting period in its evolution. With the recent

funding, and with the endeavours of the existing technology team, we will

continue to strengthen our offering as the technological innovator in the

electronic payments arena'.

Rob Cunningham CEO of earthport said 'As our customer base continues to increase

at a rapid pace in all sectors, so does our need to continue to enhance our

technological leadership, which is increasingly becoming recognized. We

continue to evolve existing capabilities and applications and bring new products

to market in record time, opening up global markets for our clients. I am

confident that Alex is the person to build on what is already an excellent and

unique product set.'

For further information, please contact:

earthport plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 1100

Rob Cunningham, Chief Operating Officer

Media enquiries: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 4140

Bankside Consultants

Ariane Vacher / Julian Bosdet

Beaumont Cornish Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Roland Cornish, Chairman

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