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Cartera Commerce Named Global 250 Top Private Company For Second Consecutive Year

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Boston, Mass. - July 17, 2012 - Cartera Commerce, , the leading provider of card-linked marketing solutions, today announced that it has been named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company winner for the second consecutive year. Cartera was named to the Consumer Internet category alongside other winners including Living Social, Twitter, Gilt Groupe, and Pinterest.

According to AlwaysOn, inclusion in the Global 250 list signifies leadership and game-changing approaches and technologies that are disrupting existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. A full list of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.

"We are honored to be recognized again this year by AlwaysOn for Cartera's continued market leadership and product innovation in card-linked marketing," said Tom Beecher, president and CEO, Cartera Commerce. "Last year Cartera generated over $1 billion in sales for participating merchants with card-linked offers, the first performance-based marketing channel that delivers a true win-win-win for merchants, card issuers and consumers. We look forward to delivering exciting new products innovations this year in mobile and local, which will increase the value we deliver to our growing base of merchant advertisers and drive consumer engagement through our top bank and loyalty program clients."

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

"The 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's 10th Annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on July 23, 2012.

About Cartera Commerce
Cartera Commerce is the leading provider of card-linked marketing solutions that increase revenue and customer loyalty for merchants, banks, card issuers and loyalty programs. For merchants, Cartera powers OfferLink℠, the industry's largest card-linked advertising network that markets offers to more than 150 million consumers - including 65 million active linked cards - to help acquire and retain customers. For banks, card issuers and loyalty programs, Cartera provides the industry's most comprehensive card-linked offer platform that powers personalized in-store and online shopping programs to build consumer engagement, maximize card spend and create new revenue streams. Three of the top four largest financial institutions, all five largest airlines and thousands of merchant advertisers drive incremental revenue with Cartera's fully-managed, performance-based solutions. The company is headquartered in Lexington, MA and has significant operations in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.cartera.com.

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