Euronet Worldwide Receives Investment Grade Credit Rating From Standard & Poor's

Wed Feb 6, 2013 8:09pm EST

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT), a leading
global electronic payments provider and distributor, announced it has been assigned an issuer
credit rating of BBB- by Standard & Poor's Rating Services ("S&P") with a stable outlook.         

"We believe that S&P's investment-grade designation reflects our ability to consistently generate
strong free cash flows which have allowed us to deleverage, fund acquisitions and repurchase
shares," stated Michael J. Brown, Euronet's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This S&P rating
offers an independent perspective that validates the strength of our financial position and our
conservative balance sheet management, and should give our customers, vendors and content
providers additional confidence regarding financial strength." 

Information regarding Euronet's rating assignment can be found on the Standard & Poor's website at
. None of the information on this website, including that research report, is incorporated by
reference into or is otherwise a part of this press release. 

The credit rating assigned to Euronet Worldwide by S&P is subject to change based upon, among
other factors, changes in Euronet's operational or financial condition. This rating is subject to
ongoing evaluation by S&P and Euronet cannot guarantee the rating will not be changed or withdrawn
in the future by the rating agency if the agency feels circumstances warrant. This rating does not
relate to Euronet's common stock, and is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold Euronet's stock
or any other securities. 

About Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions.
The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions,
retailers, service providers and individual consumers. These services include comprehensive ATM,
POS and card outsourcing services, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, software
solutions, consumer money transfer and bill payment services, and electronic distribution for
prepaid mobile phone time and other prepaid products.

Euronet's global payment network is extensive - including 17,370 ATMs, approximately 69,000 EFT
POS terminals and a growing portfolio of outsourced debit and credit card services which are under
management in 36 countries; card software solutions; a prepaid processing network of approximately
631,000 POS terminals at approximately 304,000 retailer locations in 29 countries; and a
consumer-to-consumer money transfer network of approximately 170,000 locations serving 133
countries. With corporate headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, USA, and 47 worldwide offices, Euronet
serves clients in approximately 150 countries. For more information, please visit the Company's
website at

The Euronet Worldwide, Inc. logo is available at

Statements contained in this news release that concern Euronet's or its management's intentions,
expectations, or predictions of future performance, are forward-looking statements. Euronet's
actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a
result of a number of factors, including: conditions in world financial markets and general
economic conditions; technological developments affecting the market for the Company's products
and services; foreign currency exchange fluctuations; the Company's ability to renew existing
contracts at profitable rates; changes in fees payable for transactions performed for cards
bearing international logos or over switching networks such as card transactions on ATMs; and
changes in laws and regulations affecting the Company's business, including immigration laws.
These risks and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10- K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and
Current Reports on Form 8-K. Copies of these filings may be obtained via the SEC's Edgar website
or by contacting the Company or the SEC. Euronet does not intend to update these forward-looking
statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any
circumstances. The Company regularly posts important information to the investor relations section
of its website.

CONTACT: Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
         Stephanie Taylor
         (913) 327-4200

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