Sep 30

ACS Announces the Transfer of Listing From GEM to Main Board of SEHK

HONG KONG, 29 September 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd. (“ACS”) (stock code: 2086) and its subsidiaries (the “Group”), a supplier of smart card and related technologies, are pleased to announce that The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) has granted ACS the approval for the transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board. ACS has commenced its trading on the Main Board on 29 September 2015 (today) under the new stock code 2086. The last trading day of shares of ACS under its original stock code 8210 on GEM ended on 25 September 2015.

1Ms Tsui Kam Ling, Chairman and Executive Director of ACS, presents a souvenir to
Mr. Tae Yoo, member of Listing Committee of the SEHK.

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ACS Executive Directors (“ED”) and Independent Non-executive Directors (“INED”), from left: Ms. Grace Kan (Head of IPO Transaction), Mr. Yim Kai Pung (INED), Ms. Kaung Cheng Xi Dawn (INED), Mr. Wong Chi Kit (ED & Co-CEO),
Ms. Tsui Kam Ling (Chairman & ED), Mr. Tae Yoo (Managing Director, Head of Client Business Development & FIC Development, Global Markets Division Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited), Mr. Wong Chi Ho (ED & Co-CEO), Mr. Lo Kar Chun, SBS, JP (INED), Mr. Tan Keng Boon (ED & CTO)

About Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd.

Founded in 1995, the Group is one of the major suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers. In 2010, 2014 and 2015, ACS was included within Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion”, an inter-industry selection comprising the 200 top-performing publicly listed companies in Asia Pacific, with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion. The Group develops a wide range of high quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes these products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at http://www.acs.com.hk/.

Sep 10

ACS a Sponsor and Exhibitor in NFC Solutions Summit 2015

SCAN15-180x120HONG KONG, 9 September, 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will be in NFC Solutions Summit from 6 to 8 October 2015. The event will be in the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. ACS will be in Booth 100.

ACS will be exhibiting its latest contactless and mobile smart card readers. These include: ACR123, which can be integrated with existing POS (point-of-sale) terminals or cash registers to facilitate contactless payments; ACR1252, a USB NFC reader certified by the NFC Forum as capable of performing all three NFC modes; and ACR1255, a Bluetooth® NFC reader. Bob Merkert, ACS President for the Americas, will demonstrate applications featuring these devices.

NFC Solutions Summit 2015 aims to present “an expanded look at NFC systems and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the growing world of NFC-enabled payments and other applications, NFC security and other implementations, and global market forecasts.”

For more information on NFC Solutions Summit 2015, visit www.nfcsolutionssummit.com. For more information on ACS’s NFC solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

Aug 26

ACS Discusses NFC for Connected Commerce in IOTE 2015

HONG KONG, 26 August, 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), conducted a presentation entitled, “Advocating NFC Technology Towards Connected Commerce” at the Mobile Payment Forum session during IOTE 2015. Mr. Ken Tang, ACS Sales Director for China, conducted the presentation. He highlighted an important distinction between traditional and connected commerce: more than ever, the latter enables shopping to be an instant activity.

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With traditional commerce, consumers would have to clip out coupons (or print out electronic ones to present during payment), make trips to stores, try out goods, and line up at counters to pay. Meanwhile, connected commerce enables customers to complete the entire shopping process without taking out a physical wallet or going to a brick-and-mortar establishment.

With the advent of NFC, connected commerce is no longer confined to accessing websites to participate in transactions. Consumers, for example, can use a mobile device to snap a promotional coupon on the street, log onto a mobile commerce site, receive information from a business, and even review past purchases. As long as a customer has an NFC device, anywhere can be a touchpoint for interaction with a business. Businesses can become truly connected to a consumer’s daily routine in a non-intrusive way.

An example cited in the presentation is e-PLUS TaptoPay, an NFC-powered, end-to-end loyalty and payment solution for the largest mall operator in the Philippines. Through a contactless card or NFC phone, the e-PLUS system enables consumers to make electronic payments, avail of discounts and other perks, and benefit from smart queuing in retail establishments. Solutions like e-PLUS are expected to gain wider traction in the next few years. Growth drivers include growing shipments of NFC-enabled phones, and safer, more flexible storage of NFC secure elements.

ACS has long encouraged companies to leverage on the potential of NFC to improve services and maximize benefits for different stakeholders. For more information on ACS’s NFC solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

Aug 18

ACS an Exhibitor and Speaker in Cards and Payments Philippines 2015

Cards & Payments Philippines 2015HONG KONG, 18 August, 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will be participating in Cards and Payments Philippines. The event will be from 2 to 3 September, in Metro Manila. It will be held at SMX Convention Center, Function Rooms 1 and 2. ACS will be in Booth 01.

ACS will be showing all of its product lines. These include ACS’s newest releases, ACR39U, a high-speed PC-linked smart card reader, ACR890, an all-in-one mobile smart card terminal and ACS’s smart card reader modules. ACS will also give demonstrations of its end-to-end smart card-based payment solutions, which have been deployed in various cities worldwide.

Khristine Torrefiel, ACS Sales Manager, will be presenting a talk regarding the EMV payment system. Khristine will discuss the benefits of EMV migration for the banking sector, and important considerations for financial institutions that will migrate to EMV.

Cards and Payments Philippines will bring together companies from different sectors that want to take advantage of smart card technologies, and technology providers to help them get the full benefits of the latest developments in the industry. For more information on Cards and Payments Philippines, visit http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/cards-and-payments-philippines/index.stm. For more information on smart card products and solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

Aug 10

ACS an Exhibitor in IOTE 2015

HONG KONG, 10 August, 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will be an exhibitor in 2015 China (Shenzhen) International Internet of Things and Smart China Exhibition (IOTE 2015). This year the event will be held in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on August 20 – 22. Mr. Ken Tang, ACS Sales Director – China, will deliver talk for the Mobile Payment Forum session during the exhibition. His topic is “Advocating NFC Technology Towards Connected Commerce”. ACS will be in Booth B93, Hall 2.

Organized by IOT World, this event is the largest exhibition of its kind in China. It is an important showcasing and trading platform for the whole industry chain of IOT, RFID technologies in China. Since its first event held successfully seven years ago, the scale of this expo has expanded fast by 20% every year.

As a frontrunner in the smart card industry, ACS will display its newly launched products including ACR1252U, a NFC Forum-certified reader; ACR1256U, a reader for personal online top-up applications that is capable to support PKI management; ACR123, an EMV level 1–certified terminal for MasterCard Paypass and Visa PayWave contactless payment applications; ACR890, a handheld all-in-one mobile smart card terminal that combines magnetic stripe, contact, and contactless technologies; ACR1281U-K1, a residents’ health card reader with financial functions specifically developed for the Chinese market; ACR32, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards and contact cards; ACR35, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards and NFC tags; and CryptoMateNano, a cryptographic USB token that weighs only a little over four grams. ACS will also display an embedded contact reader module ACM38U-Y3. This product is one of the offerings under ACS’s newly launched Smart Card Reader Module product line, designed to be integrated into embedded systems. Visitors attending the fair are invited to visit our booth.

Date: August 20-22, 2015 (Shenzhen)
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China
ACS Booth: #B93, Hall 2

Forum: 2015 Shenzhen International Financial Mobile Payment Forum
Date: 11:10 P.M., August 20, 2015
Venue: Meeting Area 3, Hall 2, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China
Topic: Advocating NFC Technology Towards Connected Commerce

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