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Global Payments Acquires Sentral Education, a Leading Provider of Cloud-Based School Administration Software Solutions in Australia

March 4, 2019

BRISBANE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2019--Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Sentral Education in Australia, further expanding its educational market capabilities.

The cloud-based school management platform streamlines school administration, student management and data management. The acquisition will accelerate product enhancement and development for schools using Sentral’s school management platform and aligns well with Global Payments technology-enabled, software driven payments strategy.

“We are excited to be a part of the Global Payments team,” said Greg Coffey, General Manager of Sentral Education. “It will be business as usual for our clients. Sentral’s core values, vision and customer centric approach continue to be at the heart of our future operations and strategy. Sentral is dedicated to providing market-leading school management software and we look forward to introducing additional innovation and further enhancing our platform.”

“We are delighted to welcome Sentral Education to Global Payments,” said Mark Healy, Managing Director of Global Payments Australia and New Zealand.

“Sentral was founded and run by a group of truly passionate individuals who are dedicated to making schools better.

Software integration is at the core of our businesses and Sentral will benefit from the global expertise we have not just in payments, but in school management solutions. The acquisition aligns perfectly with our strategy of providing market leading software and great user experiences in technology solutions and payments.”

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CONTACT: For media enquiries or interview requests with Global Payments or Sentral Education please contact:

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KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT INTERNET NETWORKS SOFTWARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE

SOURCE: Global Payments Inc.

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