May 23, 2018

Net Element's Unified Payments Launches Intelligent Payment Solution for Multibillion-Dollar Events Industry

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Solution addresses the needs of North America's $845 billion events industry

MIAMI, FL. , May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment including point-of-sale ("POS"), e-commerce and mobile devices, announced that its subsidiary Unified Payments has launched an intelligent payment solution for the events industry.

Unified Payments' integrated payment solution for the events industry enhances existing payment acceptance services with intelligent integration for point-of-sale systems, self-order kiosks, chargeback protection and multi-channel payment acceptance.  Unified Payments makes its innovative programs such "Fast Pass Funding" same-day funding, "Zero Pay", a cash payment discount program through which merchants keep 100% of sales revenues from the events and the "Complimentary Equipment Placement Program" available to all events industry merchants in North America.

A recent Events Industry Council report illustrates the meetings and events industry continues to expand across all segments, contributing hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to the U.S. economy and supporting 5.9 million jobs. Notable recent data referenced in the report shows the industry generated over $330 billion in direct spending and more than $845 billion in business sales.

"We are excited to provide the event management industry with fully integrated, feature rich payment acceptance solutions," commented Vlad Sadovskiy, president of integrated payments for Net Element. "Our capabilities have the potential to dramatically change the way event transactions are processed today."

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. In the U.S., the Company aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services using blockchain technology solutions and Aptito, our cloud-based, restaurant and retail point-of-sale solution. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500™.  In 2017 we were recognized by South Florida Business Journal as one of 2016's fastest-growing technology companies. Further information is available at www.NetElement.com.
  
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Words such as "continue," "will," "may," "could," "should," "expect," "expected," "plans," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Net Element and are difficult to predict. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to whether Unified Payments' integrated payment solution for the events industry will be a success and whether  the solutions offered by the Company will indeed  change the way event transactions are processed today.. Additional examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to (i) Net Element's ability (or inability) to obtain additional financing in sufficient amounts or on acceptable terms when needed; (ii) Net Element's ability to maintain existing, and secure additional, contracts with users of its payment processing services; (iii) Net Element's ability to successfully expand in existing markets and enter new markets; (iv) Net Element's ability to successfully manage and integrate any acquisitions of businesses, solutions or technologies; (v) unanticipated operating costs, transaction costs and actual or contingent liabilities; (vi) the ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; (vii) adverse effects of increased competition on Net Element's business; (viii) changes in government licensing and regulation that may adversely affect Net Element's business; (ix) the risk that changes in consumer behavior could adversely affect Net Element's business; (x) Net Element's ability to protect its intellectual property; (xi) local, industry and general business and economic conditions; and (xii) adverse effects of potentially deteriorating U.S.-Russia relations, including, without limitation, over a conflict related to Ukraine, including a risk of further U.S. government sanctions or other legal restrictions on U.S. businesses doing business in Russia. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements can be found in the most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed by Net Element with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Net Element anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its plans, intentions and expectations to change. Net Element assumes no obligation, and it specifically disclaims any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

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