Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge to Keynote e-Commerce Conference

February 5, 2009

Ethoca, the Global Fraud-Fighting Leader, to Sponsor Address by Founding Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge will be the special keynote opening speaker at the Merchant Risk Council’s 7th annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference, in Las Vegas on March 11, 2009. Ethoca, the leader in collaborative fraud management and an MRC Signature Sponsor Member, will sponsor the keynote presentation by the nation’s first secretary of Homeland Security.

The MRC’s annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference is the premier gathering of its type and is attended by e-commerce leaders worldwide.

“Secretary Ridge will deliver an important message on cyber threats and security at the MRC Annual Conference,” says Andre Edelbrock, Ethoca CEO. “As cybercrime grows increasingly sophisticated, it is rapidly becoming the domain of international organized criminal gangs and is also being used to fund terrorism. Lessons learned by Homeland Security in fighting these same threat sources can prove invaluable to the online merchant community.”

About Ethoca

Ethoca is making e-commerce safer and more profitable through technology that enables and empowers the Global Fraud-Fighting Community—a partnership of e-commerce businesses, law enforcement organizations, fraud solution vendors, credit issuers and payment processors.

By providing a global platform for cross-industry collaboration, Ethoca enables businesses that operate in customer-not-present environments (Internet, phone, fax or mail) to make more informed decisions about their customer transactions, by pooling transaction experience data from the community in a way that is secure, automated, effective and ethical. Community members see reduced fraud, lower fraud-related costs, increased revenue from fewer wrongly rejected orders and improved customer satisfaction rates.

Ethoca™ is a registered trademark of Ethoca Limited. For more information about Ethoca visit www.ethoca.com.

About the MRC Annual Conference:

The Merchant Risk Council’s 7th Annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort on March 10-12, 2009. The 7th Annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference unites the world’s top Internet merchants, credit card companies, risk management providers, law enforcement agencies and various consultants and educators in discussing how to make shopping on the internet easier, safer and more profitable for all involved.

For more information about the MRC and its upcoming conference, please visit www.merchantriskcouncil.org.

Ethoca Contact: Chris Iafolla +1-617-779-1857 (SHIFT Communications)

Ridge Global Contact: Michele Nix +1-202-833-2008