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Versapay Adds Sporting Goods Giant Amer Sports to Growing Client List

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Salt Lake City, UT ; Toronto, ON – February 21, 2019 – Versapay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("Versapay"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, automated accounts receivable, cash application and collections management, is pleased to announce Amer Sports as the newest client to implement Versapay ARC®.

Seeking an online portal that would allow thousands of customers of all sizes to manage and pay invoices, Amer Sports has elected to implement Versapay ARC as its central receivables management platform for its Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and the Winter and Outdoor brand. Initially, the company had planned to develop its own internal payment portal to integrate with clients, however found VersaPay’s technology to allow for faster implementation at a fraction of the cost. Owning major brands including Salomon, Atomic, Louisville Slugger, and Wilson, the company will initially roll out ARC across its North American and Canadian operations with plans for additional global expansion in the future.

“This was an important initiative for our company as we required a highly scalable solution that offered the payment portal but also had extensive functionality well beyond that to support the complexities of our business,” said Scott Chase, Director of Credit at Amer Sports. “We evaluated three other solutions in the market, however, it became clear that Versapay had already established a fully functional, PCI compliant and industry leading solution.”

“Amer Sports is a truly exciting opportunity for Versapay as we expect it to become one of many global initiatives in the future,” said Craig O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Versapay. “With a large number of brands under their umbrella, having a consistent and easy to use payment platform such as ARC is essential in creating an easy-to-use payment process for their staff and a one-stop shop for all customers.”

About Amer Sports

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor.

The company’s technically advanced sports equipment, footwear, apparel and accessories improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. Amer Sports shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Amer Sports’ business is balanced through its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. The offering of sports equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories covers a wide range of sports, including tennis, badminton, golf, American football, soccer, baseball, basketball, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, fitness training, cycling, running, hiking, and diving. In December 2017, Amer Sports own sales organization covered 34 countries.

In 2017, Amer Sports net sales totaled EUR 2,685.2 million. At the end of the year, the company’s market capitalization was EUR 2,660.5 million and the Group employed 8,607 people. For more information visit www.amersports.com

About Versapay

Versapay is a Fintech company and leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions, enabling businesses to provide a superior customer experience, get paid faster, streamline financial operations, and dramatically reduce DSO and costs. Versapay ARC is the new standard in accounts receivable and collections management with a customer self-service environment to view invoices online, collaborate on inquiries and disputes, and facilitate secure online payments (EFT/ACH and credit card). Businesses gain access to a suite of powerful tools that enable efficient collections, cash application and real-time insight into accounts receivable. Versapay ARC automatically reconciles payments and account information through integrations with a wide range of ERPs and accounting software providers.

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About the author

Katie Canton

Katie Canton has been helping companies develop and implement successful social media, content marketing, and marketing communications strategies for more than 10 years. Since joining VersaPay in 2018, she writes on topics such accounts receivables automation, Customer-Centric AR, collections management, and fintech.

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