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• Integration of Computop Paygate built to run on Intershop 7
• Over 20 customers already operate the ready to use multi-channel commerce and payment platform
• Computop’s range of multi-channel global payment capabilities now available to Intershop customers

London, UK and Jena, Germany, 26 February 2013 – Intershop and Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), today announced the partnership which integrates Computop Paygate, a multichannel payment platform with Intershop 7, the latest version of Intershop’s e-commerce platform. Over 20 customers are already benefiting from the partnership between Intershop and Computop.

Computop Paygate’s platform provides online retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. Intershop customers will have access to Computop’s wide range of international and domestic payment methods to support consumers’ preferences. This includes Amazon Payments for the US and Europe; FasterPay in the UK, POLi for Australia and New Zealand, Przelewy24 for Poland, Teleingreso for Spain, Postfinance bank transfer and card payments in Switzerland and Qiwi, Ukash and Skrill/Moneybookers for international payments.

“A multi-channel commerce solution is necessary for any retailer to succeed in today’s market,” said Jochen Moll, Member and Spokesman of the Board of Management. “But when deploying a solution for international cross channel functionality, it’s important to have a payment solution that can support retailers through an extensive portfolio of international payment methods coupled with secure payments and efficient fraud prevention. This partnership further supports our mission to be the e-commerce platform of choice by offering an easily integrated payment and fraud solution to Intershop 7.”

Matt Ball, Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Intershop said, “Consumers will quickly abandon their shopping carts if the most relevant payment method is unvailable. Retailers that want to effectively internationalise their businesses must ensure they have the right payment options available to each country served otherwise abandoned shopping baskets could hurt the bottomline. Working with Computop, Intershop clients can meet the expectations of their customers through privision of a wide and ever growing range of international and domestic payment methods. ”

Ralf Gladis, CEO at Computop said, ”At Computop we have seen a sharp increase in local retailers wanting to take advantage of international growth opportunities abroad. Last year we focused heavily on expanding the Paygate platform to help make international expansion as simple and safe as possible for merchants. By combining this capabilitiy with Intershop’s ecommerce platform, we are able to offer customers an unprecedented opportunity for growth.“

The Computop Paygate cartridge is cost-free and available now to all Intershop customers and can be downloaded via Intershop.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is a leading provider of comprehensive state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services including comprehensive online marketing consulting and a transaction platform for order-, supplier-, product- and channel management from its daughter companies SoQuero and TheBakery. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing, including fulfillment. Around the globe more than 500 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, and Mexx run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

About Computop

Computop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure e-commerce, Point of Sale (PoS), m-commerce and Mail Order and Telephone Order (MOTO), globally. The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany with local teams also within the US, UK and China. Computop processes transactions totaling $7+ billion per year, for over 2000 large international merchants within industries such as retail, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Cash & Carry, Samsung and TUI. In order to provide a complete multichannel solution for merchants, Computop has a robust partner and global banking portfolio providing merchants with a seamless and secure transaction process.

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