• 1967

    George W. Thorpe formed Atlanta-based National Data Corporation (NDC); Incorporated on July 20, 1967

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    George W. Thorpe formed Atlanta-based National Data Corporation (NDC); Incorporated on July 20, 1967

    1968

    Pure Oil and Mobil Oil become first credit card authorization customers; 26 oil companies sign on

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    Pure Oil and Mobil Oil become first credit card authorization customers; 26 oil companies sign on

    Authorization Centers open in Atlanta, GA; Cherry Hill, NJ; Westchester, IL and Reno, NV

    1969

    Bank Card authorization introduced by NDC

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    Bank Card authorization introduced by NDC

    1971

    NDC launches deposit reporting system for 40 A&P food stores

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    NDC launches deposit reporting system for 40 A&P food stores

    Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), becomes NDC’s largest account

  • 1972

    Ford Motor Co picks NDC to operate consumer hotline for dealer information

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    Ford Motor Co picks NDC to operate consumer hotline for dealer information

    Thirty-two thousand U.S. Post Offices use NDC’s Cash Management Service

    1974

    Bank deposit reporting services used by 455 companies and 65 banks; First multi-bank balance reporting service

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    Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), becomes NDC’s largest account

    1976

    The company enters the toll-free order-by-phone business

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    The company enters the toll-free order-by-phone business

    Fifty percent of all banks in U.S. and Canada use NDC for MasterCharge authorization

    Proheca acquisition puts NDC in healthcare business

    1978

    Information Reporting Service Introduced

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    Information Reporting Service Introduced

  • 1979

    NDC installs 107 DataStat pharmacy systems in 22 states

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    NDC installs 107 DataStat pharmacy systems in 22 states

    1980

    National Electronic Transaction Service (NETS) an online point-of-sale authorization terminal rolls out

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    National Electronic Transaction Service (NETS) an online point-of-sale authorization terminal rolls out

    1981

    Acquires Cisco credit card and remittance processing

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    Acquires Cisco credit card and remittance processing

    1984

    Processes more credit card transactions than any other independent service company in the world

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    Processes more credit card transactions than any other independent service company in the world

  • 1985

    New electronic data Capture system provides authorization of credit purchases plus concurrent capture of credit data. Over 2,000 terminals are installed.

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    New electronic data Capture system provides authorization of credit purchases plus concurrent capture of credit data. Over 2,000 terminals are installed.

    1988

    The CNET business is born with the acquisition of Chemical Bank’s merchant credit card portfolio

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    The CNET business is born with the acquisition of Chemical Bank’s merchant credit card portfolio

    1989

    NDC acquires Modular Data, Inc, a large west coast processor of credit and debit card transactions

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    NDC acquires Modular Data, Inc, a large west coast processor of credit and debit card transactions

    1990

    Sixty Million healthcare insurance claims processed

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    Sixty Million healthcare insurance claims processed

  • 1992

    A new 950 Service cuts credit card transactions by more than 10 seconds

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    A new 950 Service cuts credit card transactions by more than 10 seconds

    NDC Processes almost 800 million credit card transactions.

    1994

    More than 100 suppliers participate in the procurement card service program using NDC's network.

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    More than 100 suppliers participate in the procurement card service program using NDC's network.

    1995

    Enters check guarantee business

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    Enters check guarantee business

    1996

    Creates a new company with MasterCard International called Global Payment systems on April 1

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    Creates a new company with MasterCard International called Global Payment systems on April 1

  • 1997

    Enters marketing agreement with Georgia Hospital Health Services to provide health care and payment systems services

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    Enters marketing agreement with Georgia Hospital Health Services to provide health care and payment systems services

    1999

    Paul R. Garcia becomes CEO.

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    Paul R. Garcia becomes CEO.

    Announces the formation of a new line of business called NDC eCommerce.

    2000

    NDC e Commerce implements new name - Global Payments Inc.

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    NDC e Commerce implements new name - Global Payments Inc.

    2001

    GPN begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange after spinning from National Data Corporation

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    GPN begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange after spinning from National Data Corporation

  • 2002

    Hit the one million merchant location mark

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    Hit the one million merchant location mark

    Agrees to acquire National Bank of Canada's Merchant Services Business, becoming the largest publicly traded, independent MasterCard acquirer in Canada.

    2003

    First in Canadian market to have single merchant statement for all card types.

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    First in Canadian market to have single merchant statement for all card types.

    2004

    Acquires MUZO, a Czech Republic processing company, expanding its reach into the European payments market (now Global Payments Europe)

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    Acquires MUZO, a Czech Republic processing company, expanding its reach into the European payments market (now Global Payments Europe)

    2006

    Introduces First-in-Class Mobile Transaction Processing Solution utilizing the WAY Systems MTT1556

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    Introduces First-in-Class Mobile Transaction Processing Solution utilizing the WAY Systems MTT1556

    Forms a joint venture & marketing alliance in Asia Pacific with HSBC to provide payment processing services (now Global Payments Asia Pacific)

    Opens new sales offices in Moscow and Warsaw, further expanding presence in the growing markets of Eastern and Central Europe and Russia

  • 2007

    Introduces the first electronic credit card cash advance transaction in the Gaming industry, called PlayerCash @dvantage®

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    Introduces the first electronic credit card cash advance transaction in the Gaming industry, called PlayerCash @dvantage®

    2008

    Signs new multi-year contract with Komerční Banka, Societé Generale in the Czech Republic

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    Signs new multi-year contract with Komerční Banka, Societé Generale in the Czech Republic

    Announces e-Commerce Referral Agreement with Network Solutions

    2009

    GPE and HSBC Bank form Strategic Joint Venture in the United Kingdom

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    GPE and HSBC Bank form Strategic Joint Venture in the United Kingdom

    2010

    Jeffrey S. Sloan appointed President of Global Payments Inc.

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    Jeffrey S. Sloan appointed President of Global Payments Inc.

  • 2011

    Opens the Global Service Center in Manila, Philippines to serve customers worldwide

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    Opens the Global Service Center in Manila, Philippines to serve customers worldwide

    2012

    Acquisition of HSBC Malta acquiring business

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    Acquisition of HSBC Malta acquiring business

    2013

    Jeff Sloan named CEO

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    Jeff Sloan named CEO

    2014

    Completes Acquisition of Ezidebit, leading Payments Technology Company in Australia & New Zealand, Expanding its Presence in AP

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    Completes Acquisition of Ezidebit, leading Payments Technology Company in Australia & New Zealand, Expanding its Presence in AP

  • 2015

    Acquires Realex Payments - one of Europe's largest and fastest growing payment gateways.

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    Acquires Realex Payments - one of Europe's largest and fastest growing payment gateways.

    Acquires Heartland Payment Systems for $4.3B

    2016

    GPN and Caixa Bank (Spain) finalize joint venture with Erste Group in Central and Eastern Europe.

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    GPN and Caixa Bank (Spain) finalize joint venture with Erste Group in Central and Eastern Europe.