08.10.2014

New to joining paysafecard: Walter Tauchner is Vice President of Partner Management

Vienna, 8 October 2014 – paysafecard, the Vienna-based global market leader in online prepaid payment methods and member of the international Skrill Group, has brought Walter Tauchner on board as its new Vice President of Partner Management. In this role, the forty-seven year-old is responsible for the continuing development of partnerships in the digital entertainment and e-commerce sectors. This includes significantly increasing the number of partnerships and thereby making a decisive contribution to the ambitious growth targets of paysafecard.

The professional career of the management expert encompasses a broad spectrum of management experience, such as at the Winterthur/Credit Suisse Group in CEE, where he served as CEO in Hungary, as well as on the supervisory boards of additional group companies in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland. In addition, the Lower Austrian enjoyed seven successful years in the financial sector as partner and co-proprietor of the consultancy firm ONNEA KFT.

As Vice President of Partner Management at paysafecard, Tauchner sits at the top of a team of experts that employs agile development methods and the latest structures. Tauchner himself describes his new role at paysafecard as, "A great chance and unique challenge in a very exciting industry."

Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, welcomes the prominent addition, commenting: "Partner Management represents significant importance for our strategic economic growth. It is our intention to build on our strong partnerships over the coming months and years and eventually move into the Premiere League of Digital Business and establish our position there. This requires creative minds with the right know-how for our industry and for the continued development of our markets. Walter Tauchner comprehensively meets this profile with precision and perfectly complements our team."

About paysafecard:

paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (Holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000 and is a 100% subsidiary of the Skrill Group. The company is now present in 39 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution which anyone can use. No bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, YUNA and Happy Schenkcard. paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include Paybefore Awards in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as Paybefore Awards Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies in 2013.

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Media contact: Robert Bauer, asoluto public + interactive relations | presse@paysafecard.com | +43 1 533 36 53-60