paysafecard receives "Austrian Leading Companies" award.

Vienna, 28 November 2014 - At the sixteenth prize-giving ceremony for the "Austrian Leading Companies" (ALC) award, paysafecard - part of the international Skrill Group, won third place in the category of "Big Player" as one of the most successful companies in Vienna. On the national level paysafecard landed tenth place among the big players.

The prize is awarded by the newspaper WirtschaftsBlatt, PwC Austria and KSV 1870 and is considered to be one of the most important domestic industry awards. The primary decision criteria for the award are that applicants are based in Austria and that they demonstrate sustainable growth and sound financial basis. The award also considers objectively accountable economic strength and future viability, which are determined by the performance standards of previous years. The prize was presented during a gala event held in Palais Lichtenstein on 25 November 2014.

Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH: "Our success in international markets forms the basis of our continued development. We are naturally particularly pleased to win such renowned awards as the ALC Award. paysafecard is one of the few global success stories to come out of Austria and it is important to raise the profile of such successes. This award contributes significantly towards this."

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, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and YUNA.

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