Bottomline Technologies Awarded Best Technology Initiative of the Year

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – February 18, 2016 – Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology which helps make complex business payments simple, smart, and secure, is delighted to have won the award for Best Technology Initiative of the Year, as recognized by The Card and Payment Awards 2016.

This most prestigious award ceremony recognizes excellence and innovation in the UK and Irish card and payments industry. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, Bottomline was selected from initial submissions and shortlisted against six influential and dominant contenders to achieve this impressive award.

The Best Technology Initiative award recognized Bottomline Technologies Agency Services as a solution that delivers innovation in payments. Specifically, the judges were looking for a winner that could demonstrate and measure the use of technology as an enabler for business and customer advantage.

Using existing bank payment channels, Bottomline’s Agency Services solution enables Agency Banks and card programs to offer a new set of payment rails and improved flexibility in how funds are transferred to and from card accounts. Previously excluded from offering payment types such as Direct Debits and Faster Payments, the global prepaid market now benefits from being able to deliver ‘Banking Lite’ functionality to their customers.

‘‘It is exciting to see such innovation in this space,” comments Michael Harty Managing Director of The Card and Payments Awards. “Bottomline’s submission was impressive and persuasively won across the judging panel as a prop that is truly changing the industry.”

“We are delighted that our technology has been recognized as an enabler to the prepaid market” said Nigel Savory, Managing Director, Bottomline Technologies Global Business Solutions. “Agency Services gives program providers’ the ability to deliver the same functional benefits as traditional bank accounts, presenting significant advantages for both program providers and end-users.”

About Bottomline Technologies:
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) helps make complex business payments simple, smart, and secure. Corporations and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review, and state of the art fraud detection, behavioral analytics and regulatory compliance solutions. Thousands of corporations around the world benefit from Bottomline solutions. Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, Bottomline delights customers through offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.bottomline.com.

Media Contact:
Gemma Waite
Director, Marketing Communications
Bottomline Technologies
603.501.6537
gemma.waite@bottomline.com