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SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. Signs Significant Contractual Deal with Travel Franchiser 'Group Atrium' in Canada with over 180 Locations
Mar 19, 2008 (06:03 AM EDT)

"We are pleased to have signed a significant contractual agreement with Group Atrium ( ) and its President Sylvain Lastere a leading Franchiser in the Travel Industry in Canada with over 180 plus locations and growing with 2 key banners 'Voyage Vasco' ( ) and Voyages Gama ( ). Their vast representation in most Canadian provinces gives us the leverage of location availability in the market to become a leading customer service facilitator immediately - allowing for ease of access to consumers a real win for both companies.

The significance of this contract is for the distribution and sale of pre- paid/re-loadable cards to travelers, businesses and walk-ins with the needs of charge cards for bookings, pre-authorizations and spending funds for the purpose of their travels by Air, Land, and Sea. The franchisees will also play an important role in Canada for as a principal purchase, activation and load center for all cards and services offered.

In addition each location will receive a starter package of 20 pre- paid/re-loadable cards and access to our Payment Gateway with additional usage of the Pin/Debit services provided by We anticipate better than average (20 to 50 activations monthly per location) results because of the nature of the businesses segment serviced and expect to have more than half the merchants to be installed and trained before August 2008 with the balance completed by Dec 31st 2008."

We continue to develop our brick and mortar business to compliment our Internet strategy and establish a retail presence in the North American market which gives us a strong advantage over competitors because of the benefits of our International Payment Gateway allowing consumers or businesses extended privileges for access to their funds anytime/anywhere.

We seek safe harbor.

CONTACT: Max Barone of Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc., +1-866-774-2555,

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