Thomas A. Wimsett of NPC Elected to Board of ETA

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Processing Company

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National Processing Company
 (NPC(R)) a leading provider of merchant credit card processing and a wholly
 owned subsidiary of National Processing, Inc. (NYSE:   NAP) announced today that
 President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Wimsett has been elected to
 the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) board of directors at its annual
 meeting held in March.
     The ETA is the leading international trade association serving the needs
 of the organizations offering transaction processing products and services.
 Its members handle the vast majority of all merchant-generated electronic
 payment transactions conducted in the United States.
     "We are thrilled to be able to tap the expertise of such an industry
 veteran," stated Jim Plappert, president of the ETA Board of Directors.  "I
 think this is a testament to the partnerships we've established with our
 members that executives of this caliber will devote their time and effort to
 help direct our association.
     "I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board of such a
 prestigious association," said Wimsett.  "ETA provides a great service to the
 payments industry in terms of education, communication and leadership -- and I
 look forward to participating in its mission."
 
     About Electronic Transactions Association
     ETA is the leading international trade association representing
 organizations offering electronic transaction processing products and
 services.  Its membership represents leading companies providing services
 between merchants and settlement banks, financial institutions and businesses
 providing equipment or services to the industry.  ETA was organized in 1990 to
 influence policy within the industry by providing leadership through
 education, advocacy and the exchange of information.
 
     About National Processing Company
     NPC is a leading provider of merchant credit card processing.  NPC is
 87 percent owned by National City Corporation (NYSE:   NCC)
 ( www.national-city.com ), a Cleveland based $89 billion financial holding
 company, supporting over 500,000 merchant locations, representing nearly one
 out of every five Visa(R) and MasterCard(R) transactions processed nationally.
 NPC's card processing solutions offer superior levels of service and
 performance and assist merchants in lowering their total cost of card
 acceptance through our world-class people, technology and service.  Additional
 information regarding NPC can be obtained at www.npc.net .
 
 

SOURCE National Processing Company
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National Processing Company
 (NPC(R)) a leading provider of merchant credit card processing and a wholly
 owned subsidiary of National Processing, Inc. (NYSE:   NAP) announced today that
 President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Wimsett has been elected to
 the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) board of directors at its annual
 meeting held in March.
     The ETA is the leading international trade association serving the needs
 of the organizations offering transaction processing products and services.
 Its members handle the vast majority of all merchant-generated electronic
 payment transactions conducted in the United States.
     "We are thrilled to be able to tap the expertise of such an industry
 veteran," stated Jim Plappert, president of the ETA Board of Directors.  "I
 think this is a testament to the partnerships we've established with our
 members that executives of this caliber will devote their time and effort to
 help direct our association.
     "I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board of such a
 prestigious association," said Wimsett.  "ETA provides a great service to the
 payments industry in terms of education, communication and leadership -- and I
 look forward to participating in its mission."
 
     About Electronic Transactions Association
     ETA is the leading international trade association representing
 organizations offering electronic transaction processing products and
 services.  Its membership represents leading companies providing services
 between merchants and settlement banks, financial institutions and businesses
 providing equipment or services to the industry.  ETA was organized in 1990 to
 influence policy within the industry by providing leadership through
 education, advocacy and the exchange of information.
 
     About National Processing Company
     NPC is a leading provider of merchant credit card processing.  NPC is
 87 percent owned by National City Corporation (NYSE:   NCC)
 ( www.national-city.com ), a Cleveland based $89 billion financial holding
 company, supporting over 500,000 merchant locations, representing nearly one
 out of every five Visa(R) and MasterCard(R) transactions processed nationally.
 NPC's card processing solutions offer superior levels of service and
 performance and assist merchants in lowering their total cost of card
 acceptance through our world-class people, technology and service.  Additional
 information regarding NPC can be obtained at www.npc.net .
 
 SOURCE  National Processing Company

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