Global Axcess Corp to Present at the 11th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference

— Industry Leader in Self-Service Kiosk Solutions to Discuss Growth Strategy and New Initiatives at Presentation on May 26, 2010 —

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Global Axcess Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: GAXC; the “Company”), an independent provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced that George McQuain, the Company’s chief executive officer, will present at the B. Riley & Co. 11th Annual Investor Conference at 8:30 a.m. (PDT) on May 26, 2010. The conference will be held May 24 – May 26 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Calif. Global Axcess management will be available during the day on May 26 for one-on-one meetings. Please contact your B. Riley representative to schedule a meeting.

Global Axcess recently reported its 13th consecutive profitable quarter and Mr. McQuain will discuss the Company’s strong financial performance in 2009, which has positioned it for continued revenue and net income growth in 2010. He will also discuss the Company’s recent entry into the self-service DVD kiosk market and highlight the Company’s aggressive plans to drive its national DVD kiosk expansion activity.

Investors and other interested parties may access the live presentation at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/brileyco14/gaxc/. The webcast will be archived for 90 days following the presentation and will be available on the Company’s website at www.globalaxcess.biz.

About the B. Riley & Co. 11th Annual Investor Conference

The two-day, invitation-only annual event, brings together a targeted audience of leading institutional investors, financial services professionals and other qualified investors. The conference will feature presentations by approximately 120 companies in a broad range of sectors, including: technology, consumer, retail, and financials. For more information, visit www.brileyco.com.

About Global Axcess Corp

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Global Axcess Corp was founded in 2001 with a mission to emerge as the leading independent provider of self-service kiosk services in the United States. The Company provides turnkey ATM and other self-service kiosk management solutions that include cash and inventory management, project and account management services. Global Axcess Corp currently owns, manages or operates more than 4,500 ATMs and other self-service kiosks in its national network spanning 43 states. For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.globalaxcess.biz.

Investor Relations Contacts:
Sharon Jackson: 904-395-1149
IR@GAXC.biz

Hayden IR:
Brett Maas or Jeff Stanlis: (646) 536-7331
Brett@haydenir.com / Jeff@haydenir.com

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terminology such as: “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or “anticipates,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. Various important risks and uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of the risks and uncertainties the Company faces, please refer to Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 3, 2010, and other filings that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, and such statements are current only as of the date they are made.

SOURCE Global Axcess Corp

Global Axcess Corp Announces Record Net Income for Fiscal Year 2009

– Quarterly Revenue, Gross Profit, Gross Margin and Net Income Increase –

-Record Net Income for the Year of $2.8 Million Included Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets of $1.3 Million; Net Income Excluding Tax Benefit is a Record $1.5 Million –

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Global Axcess Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: GAXC; the “Company”), an independent provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Financial highlights for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 included:

    -- Revenue                                                   $5.4 million
    -- EBITDA from continuing operations (See Reconciliation)    $1.1 million
    -- Adjusted EBITDA** from continuing operations
       (See Reconciliation)                                      $1.1 million
    -- Income from continuing operations*                        $548,000
    -- Net income                                                $1.7 million
    -- Diluted earnings per share                                $0.07

Financial highlights for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 included:

    -- Revenue                                                  $21.5 million
    -- EBITDA from continuing operations (See Reconciliation)   $4.1 million
    -- Adjusted EBITDA** from continuing operations
       (See Reconciliation)                                     $4.7 million
    -- Income from continuing operations*                       $1.5 million
    -- Net income                                               $2.8 million
    -- Diluted earnings per share                               $0.12

*excluding recognition of deferred tax asset

**EBITDA before stock compensation expense and loss on early extinguishment of debt

Mr. George McQuain, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “This was a year of tremendous progress, as we position the Company for continued revenue and net income growth in 2010. During 2009, we increased our gross margin and operating income, and reported a new record net income for the year, demonstrating our ability to expand the Company’s profitability. We believe our focus on higher volume locations and managing our expenses, particularly our interest expense, has positioned us for additional acceleration of net income in 2010.”

Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results

The Company reported revenues from continuing operations of $5.4 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $5.1 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. This 4.9% increase was mainly due to increased focus on higher volume locations. Gross profit from continuing operations was $2.5 million, or 47.0% gross margin, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $2.4 million, or 46.2% gross margin, for the same period of 2008.

The recognition of deferred tax assets added $1.3 million of net income to the pre-tax operating profit of $404,481 and $1.5 million for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, respectively. Deferred tax assets represent future potential tax deductions, which are a result of timing differences between tax laws and generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). In order to recognize a deferred tax asset, GAAP requires evidence of sufficient future taxable income. Accounting practice typically views a history of profitability of eight to 12 consecutive quarters as sufficient evidence. In addition, a loss on the extinguishment of debt of $7,569 was recognized in the fourth quarter.

Operating income from continuing operations, excluding the recognition of a deferred tax asset and the loss on the extinguishment of debt, was $548,019 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $571,102 for the same period of 2008. During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company recorded net interest expense of $135,969, compared to net interest expense of $264,006 for the same period of 2008. The decrease was mainly due to a decrease in debt and refinancing outstanding debt at a lower interest rate. EBITDA (earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $1.1 million, compared to $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA before stock compensation expenses and loss on early extinguishment of debt) was $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 from $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA represent non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures. A table reconciling these measures to the appropriate GAAP measures is included in this release.

Inclusive of the recognition of deferred tax assets, net income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $1.7 million, or $0.08 and $0.07 per basic and diluted share, respectively (based on 21.9 and 23.6 million basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively), which compares to net income of $330,968, or $0.02 per share (based on 21.0 million basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively), for the same period of 2008. The tax benefit represented $0.06 in earnings per share and, excluding the tax benefit, net income would have been $404,481.

Mr. McQuain added, “We continued to strengthen our operating metrics and increased net income for the quarter by 22%, compared to the same period of 2008, excluding the income tax benefit, on a revenue increase of 4.9%. Also key to increasing profitability was the refinancing of our debt which resulted in a 48% reduction in interest expense compared to the fourth quarter last year. As a result of our ongoing efforts to minimize expenses and focus on higher margin opportunities, we have achieved 13 continuous quarters of net income. During the fourth quarter of 2009, we continued to expand our ATM customer base, providing a larger base of predictable revenue as we move into 2010. We believe this positions us to deliver consistent profitability and allows us to move aggressively into the DVD kiosk marketplace, where revenue, gross margin and growth opportunities are substantially higher. As part of this move, we reached an agreement with self-service kiosk industry consultant Michelle Macpherson to help us define and implement our strategy to drive our national DVD kiosk expansion.”

Mr. McQuain continued, “We are firmly focused on leveraging our expertise in the self-service kiosk segment to capture market share in the emerging DVD kiosk marketplace. We have established InstaFlix, a Nationwide Ntertainment Services Inc. business line and a subsidiary of the Company, to solidify our growing presence. To date, we have deployed 24 DVD kiosk locations. We will have another 10 of our InstaFlix-branded DVD kiosk locations installed by mid-March of 2010 and expect to have another 18 kiosks delivered and installed during April and May of 2010. This schedule is consistent with our expectation of rolling out between five and 10 per month through the first half of 2010, and accelerating to 15 to 20 in the second half of the year. Along with this deployment schedule, we will also be opportunistic and aggressive in going after larger deals in the DVD kiosk marketplace should they present themselves. Our growing presence in this marketplace is being applauded and embraced by retailers and other potential partners that are eager to participate in the rapidly expanding self-service, on-demand model, but have been frustrated by current service options. They recognize that our reputation for superior operational excellence, industry leading customer service, and up-time and on-time residual payments will help them generate additional traffic and revenues in their retail locations with a DVD self-service kiosk opportunity.”

Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, total revenue was $21.5 million, a decrease of 3.0%, compared to $22.2 million for the same period of 2008. Gross profit for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 was $10.2 million, reflecting a gross margin of 47.4%, compared to gross profit of $9.8 million, or a gross margin of 44.3%, for the comparable 2008 period. Operating income from continuing operations for the year was $2.7 million, compared to $2.2 million for the same period of 2008. Net income for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 was $2.8 million, or $0.13 and $0.12 per basic and diluted share (based on 21.7 and 22.8 million basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively), compared to net income for the same period of 2008 of $1.2 million, or $0.06 per share (based on 21.0 million basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding). Excluding a $1.3 million income tax benefit, net income would have been $1.5 million for the fiscal year. EBITDA decreased to $4.1 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 from $4.4 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $4.7 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 from $4.6 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

Mr. McQuain continued, “We increased the profitability during 2009 and positioned the Company for further acceleration of net income in 2010. During 2009, the Company generated $4.4 million in net cash by continuing operating activities, an increase of 49.2% compared to 2008. We also generated adjusted EBITDA of $4.7 million and $1.5 million of net income. We completed 2009 with more than $2 million in cash and reduced our working capital requirements for 2010 by refinancing outstanding debt at a lower interest rate, without any pre-payment penalty. As a result, we expect approximately $40,000 in 2010 interest savings due to the lower interest rate of the loan. We have significantly reduced our working capital requirements and improved our resources, positioning the Company for continued revenue growth and expanded profitability in 2010.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

Net cash provided by continuing operating activities during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 was $4.4 million, compared to net cash provided by continuing operating activities of $3.0 million during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, representing a 49.2% increase. Shareholders’ equity increased 23.0% to $16.6 million from $13.5 million at December 31, 2008.

Michael J. Loiacono, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, stated, “We continued to expand our profitability and significantly increased our cash flow from continuing operations for 2009. As a result of our profitability, we believed the timing was right to recognize deferred tax assets, which is reflected in our fourth quarter and fiscal year results. As we completed our analysis of deferred tax assets in connection with filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for 2009, we realized we met the standards for recognition of these assets in the fourth quarter of 2009. GAAP requires evidence of sufficient future profitability, taxable income, to realize the benefit of the deferred tax asset. We delayed recognition of this tax benefit for as long as was appropriate.”

Outlook:

“Assuming similar transaction levels in 2010 compared to 2009, and based on what we believe to be is a stable base of predictable revenue, we are targeting 5% to 10% organic growth from our ATM business,” Mr. McQuain concluded. “Our DVD kiosk business will provide upside to this guidance, and we expect this new and emerging segment to add 5% to 10% in incremental revenue for calendar 2010. As we continue to carefully manage our expenses and focus on higher volume locations and higher margin opportunities, we anticipate accelerating our profitability in 2010 compared to 2009.”

Conference Call Information

Anyone interested in participating should call 888-215-6899 and enter pass code 7617144 if calling within the United States, or 913-312-0945 and pass code 7617144 if calling internationally, approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to 10 a.m. today. There will be a playback available until March 11, 2010. To listen to the playback, please call 888-203-1112 if calling within the United States or 719-457-0820 if calling internationally. Please use pass code 7617144 for the replay. A transcription of the call can be accessed at the Company’s website at http://www.GlobalAxcess.biz.

About Global Axcess Corp

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Global Axcess Corp was founded in 2001 with a mission to emerge as the leading independent provider of self-service kiosk services in the United States. The Company provides turnkey ATM and other self-service kiosk management solutions that include cash and inventory management, project and account management services. Global Axcess Corp currently owns, manages or operates more than 4,500 ATMs and other self-service kiosks in its national network spanning 43 states. Â For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.globalaxcess.biz.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terminology such as: “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or “anticipates,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. Various important risks and uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of the risks and uncertainties the Company faces, please refer to Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 3, 2009, and other filings that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, and such statements are current only as of the date they are made.

– tables follow –

                          GLOBAL AXCESS CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
                             CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                  As of December 31,
                                               ------------------------
                                                2009              2008
                                               ------            ------
    ASSETS
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents              $2,007,860        $1,560,910
      Automated teller machine vault cash       250,000                 -
      Accounts receivable, net of
       allowance of $12,616 in 2009
       and $9,799 in 2008                       845,000           848,373
      Inventory, net of allowance for
       obsolescence of $94,572 in 2009
       and $54,033 in 2008                      308,031           276,731
      Deferred tax asset - current              868,848           615,332
      Prepaid expenses and other
       current assets                           132,100           164,968
                                                -------           -------
          Total current assets                4,411,839         3,466,314

    Fixed assets, net                         5,299,661         4,723,138

    Other assets
      Merchant contracts, net                10,665,613        11,331,126
      Intangible assets, net                  4,095,911         4,118,426
      Deferred tax asset - non-current          813,618                 -
      Restricted cash                           800,000                 -
      Other assets                               30,307             9,232
                                                -------           -------
    Total assets                            $26,116,949       $23,648,236
                                            ===========       ===========

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable and accrued
       liabilities                           $2,983,583        $2,527,396
      Automated teller machine
       vault cash payable                       250,000                 -
      Notes payable - related parties
       - current portion, net                    26,722            24,010
      Notes payable - current portion            19,803                 -
      Senior lenders' notes payable
       - current portion, net                 1,828,572           606,705
      Capital lease obligations
       - current portion                        667,233           779,990
                                                -------           -------
          Total current liabilities           5,775,913         3,938,101

    Long-term liabilities
      Notes payable - related parties
       - long-term portion, net                  72,690         1,304,595
      Notes payable - long-term portion          73,120                 -
      Senior lenders' notes payable
       - long-term portion, net               3,300,000         4,240,086
      Capital lease obligations
       - long-term portion                      329,314           425,582
      Deferred tax liability
       - long-term portion                            -           275,532
                                                -------           -------
    Total liabilities                         9,551,037        10,183,896
                                              ---------        ----------

    Stockholders' equity
      Preferred stock; $0.001 par value;
       5,000,000 shares authorized, no
       shares issued and outstanding                  -                 -
      Common stock; $0.001 par value;
        45,000,000 shares authorized,
        21,931,786  and 21,021,786 shares
        issued and 21,883,924 and 20,973,924
        shares outstanding at 12/31/09
        and 12/31/08, respectively               21,932            21,022
      Additional paid-in capital             22,900,880        22,613,424
      Accumulated deficit                    (6,344,934)       (9,158,140)
      Treasury stock; 47,862 shares of
       common stock at cost                     (11,966)          (11,966)
                                                -------           -------
          Total stockholders' equity         16,565,912        13,464,340
                                             ----------        ----------
    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                                 $26,116,949       $23,648,236
                                            ===========       ===========
                          GLOBAL AXCESS CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                                              For the Fiscal Years Ended
                                                    December 31,
                                              --------------------------
                                               2009                2008
                                              ------              ------

    Revenues                                $21,494,867       $22,171,072   

    Cost of revenues                         11,316,919        12,347,991
                                             ----------        ----------
      Gross profit                           10,177,948         9,823,081
                                             ----------        ----------   

    Operating expenses
      Depreciation expense                    1,178,927         1,411,360
      Amortization of intangible
       merchant contracts                       786,173           770,270
      Selling, general and
       administrative                         5,437,624         5,288,959
      Stock compensation expense                120,188           159,840
                                             ----------        ----------
          Total operating expenses            7,522,912         7,630,429
                                             ----------        ----------
      Operating income from
       continuing operations before
       items shown below                      2,655,036         2,192,652
                                             ----------        ----------   

    Interest expense, net                      (645,758)       (1,046,287)
    Gain (loss) on sale or
     disposal of assets                               -            23,872
    Loss on early extinguishment of debt       (474,960)                -
                                             ----------        ----------
    Income from continuing operations
     before income tax benefit                1,534,318         1,170,237
    Income tax benefit                        1,278,888                 -
                                             ----------        ----------
    Income from continuing operations        $2,813,206        $1,170,237
                                             ----------        ----------
    Net Income                               $2,813,206        $1,170,237
                                             ==========        ==========   

    Income per common share - basic:
    Income from continuing operations             $0.13             $0.06
    Income from discontinued operations              $-                $-
                                             ----------        ----------
    Net Income per common share                   $0.13             $0.06
                                             ==========        ==========   

    Income per common share - diluted:
    Income from continuing operations             $0.12             $0.06
    Income from discontinued operations              $-                $-
                                             ----------        ----------
    Net Income per common share                   $0.12             $0.06
                                             ==========        ==========   

    Weighted average common shares
     outstanding:
    Basic                                    21,654,554        20,973,924
    Diluted                                  22,845,241        20,973,924
                       GLOBAL AXCESS CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                    (Unaudited)

                                             For the Three Months Ended
                                            December 31,      December 31,
                                               2009                2008
                                            ------------      ------------

    Revenues                                 $5,396,168        $5,144,607

    Cost of revenues                          2,859,397         2,769,439
                                              ---------         ---------
      Gross profit                            2,536,771         2,375,168
                                              ---------         ---------

    Operating expenses
      Depreciation expense                      315,721           303,042
      Amortization of intangible
       merchant contracts                       195,699           192,768
      Selling, general and administrative     1,443,208         1,300,981
      Stock compensation expense                 34,124             7,276
                                              ---------         ---------
        Total operating expenses              1,988,752         1,804,067
                                              ---------         ---------
      Operating income from
       continuing operations
       before items shown below                 548,019           571,101
                                              ---------         ---------

    Interest expense, net                      (135,969)         (264,006)
    Gain on sale or disposal of assets                -            23,872
    Loss on early extinguishment of debt         (7,569)                -
                                              ---------         ---------
    Income from continuing
     operations before provision for
     income taxes                               404,481           330,967
    Income tax benefit                        1,278,888                 -
                                              ---------         ---------
    Net Income                               $1,683,369          $330,967
                                             ==========         =========

    Income per common share - basic:
                                              ---------         ---------
    Net Income per common share                   $0.08             $0.02
                                              =========         =========

    Income per common share - diluted:
                                              ---------         ---------
    Net Income per common share                   $0.07             $0.02
                                              =========         =========

    Weighted average common shares
     outstanding:
    Basic                                    21,883,924        20,973,924
    Diluted                                  23,606,552        20,973,924
                        GLOBAL AXCESS CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                                              For the Fiscal Years Ended
                                                     December 31,
                                              --------------------------
                                               2009                2008
                                              ------              ------  

    Cash flows from operating activities:
      Income from continuing operations      $2,813,206        $1,170,237
      Adjustments to reconcile net income
       from continuing operations to net
       cash provided by continuing
       operating activities:
        Stock based compensation                120,188           159,840
        Stock options issued to
         consultants in lieu of cash
         compensation                            23,999                 -
        Loss on early extinguishment
         of debt                                474,960                 -
        Depreciation expense                  1,178,927         1,411,360
        Amortization of intangible
         merchant contracts                     786,173           770,270
        Amortization of capitalized
         loan fees                               26,756            46,431
        Allowance for doubtful accounts           2,883          (14,201)
        Allowance for inventory obsolescence     40,539            54,033
        Non-cash interest expense (income)
         on swap agreement with senior lender   (7,921)            40,985
        Accretion of discount on notes payable   50,066           165,988
        (Gain) loss on sale or disposal
          of assets                                   -           (23,872)
      Changes in operating assets and
       liabilities:
        Change in automated teller
         machine vault cash                    (250,000)                -
        Change in accounts receivable               490            90,457
        Change in inventory                    (112,270)              116
        Change in prepaid expenses and
         other current assets                    26,468           (23,620)
        Change in other assets                  (21,075)            5,907
        Change in intangible assets, net        (80,734)              634
        Change in deferred taxes             (1,342,666)                -
        Change in accounts payable and
         accrued liabilities                    464,108          (875,224)
        Change in automated teller
         machine vault cash payable             250,000                 -
                                              ---------         ---------
      Net cash provided by continuing
       operating activities                   4,444,097         2,979,341
                                              ---------         ---------   

    Cash flows from investing activities:
      Insurance proceeds on disposal of
       fixed assets                                   -            72,681
      Costs of acquiring merchant
       contracts                               (120,660)          (43,758)
      Purchase of property and equipment     (1,051,494)         (290,304)
                                              ---------         ---------
          Net cash used in investing
           activities                        (1,172,154)         (261,381)
                                              ---------         ---------   

    Cash flows from financing activities:
      Proceeds from issuance of common
       stock                                      9,100                 -
      Proceeds from senior lenders'
       notes payable                          6,200,000            39,028
      Proceeds from notes payable                69,905                 -
      Change in restricted cash                (800,000)                -
      Principal payments on senior
       lenders'  notes payable               (6,171,429)         (704,177)
      Principal payments on notes
       payable                                  (11,833)          (25,000)
      Principal payments on notes
       payable - related parties             (1,248,186)          (20,695)
      Principal payments on capital
       lease obligations                       (872,550)         (986,367)
                                              ---------         ---------
          Net cash used in financing
           activities                        (2,824,993)       (1,697,211)
                                              ---------         ---------
    Increase in cash                            446,950         1,020,749
    Cash, beginning of period                 1,560,910           540,161
                                              ---------         ---------
    Cash, end of the period                  $2,007,860        $1,560,910
                                             ==========        ==========   

    Cash paid for interest                     $555,969          $786,697

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to EBITDA from continuing operations for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:

                                               For the Three Months Ended
                                             December 31,      December 31,
                                                2009               2008
                                             ------------      -----------

    Net income from continuing operations    $1,683,369          $330,967
    Income tax benefit                       (1,278,888)                -
    Interest expense, net                       135,969           264,006
    Depreciation expense                        315,721           303,042
    Amortization of intangible merchant
     contracts                                  195,699           192,768
                                                -------           -------
    EBITDA from continuing operations        $1,051,870        $1,090,783
                                             ==========        ==========

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to EBITDA from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:

                                              For the Twelve Months Ended
                                             December 31,      December 31,
                                                2009               2008
                                             ------------      -----------

    Net income from continuing operations    $2,813,206        $1,170,237
    Income tax benefit                       (1,278,888)                -
    Interest expense, net                       645,758         1,046,287
    Depreciation expense                      1,178,927         1,411,360
    Amortization of intangible merchant
     contracts                                  786,173           770,270
                                                -------           -------
    EBITDA from continuing operations        $4,145,176        $4,398,154
                                             ==========        ==========

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to EBITDA from continuing operations before stock compensation expense and loss on early extinguishment of debt (“Adjusted EBITDA”) for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:

                                               For the Three Months Ended
                                             December 31,      December 31,
                                                2009               2008
                                             ------------      -----------

    Net income from continuing operations    $1,683,369          $330,967
    Income tax benefit                       (1,278,888)                -
    Interest expense, net                       135,969           264,006
    Depreciation expense                        315,721           303,042
    Amortization of intangible merchant
     contracts                                  195,699           192,768
    Stock compensation expense                   34,124             7,276
    Loss on early extinguishment of debt          7,569                 -
                                                -------           -------
    Adjusted EBITDA                          $1,093,563        $1,098,059
                                             ==========        ==========

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to EBITDA from continuing operations before stock compensation expense and loss on early extinguishment of debt (“Adjusted EBITDA”) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:

                                              For the Twelve Months Ended
                                             December 31,      December 31,
                                                2009               2008
                                             ------------      -----------

    Net income from continuing operations    $2,813,206        $1,170,237
    Income tax benefit                       (1,278,888)                -
    Interest expense, net                       645,758         1,046,287
    Depreciation expense                      1,178,927         1,411,360
    Amortization of intangible merchant
     contracts                                  786,173           770,270
    Stock compensation expense                  120,188           159,840
    Loss on early extinguishment of debt        474,960                 -
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    Adjusted EBITDA                          $4,740,324        $4,557,994
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SOURCE Global Axcess Corp

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Sharon Jackson of Global Axcess Corp, +1-904-395-1149, IR@GAXC.biz; or Brett Maas, Brett@haydenir.com, or Jeff Stanlis, Jeff@haydenir.com, both of Hayden IR, +1-646-536-7331, for Global Axcess Corp

Global Axcess becomes a cash machine

Link to article on Jacksonville Business Journal

Friday, August 21, 2009
Global Axcess becomes a cash machine

Jacksonville Business Journal – by Kimberly Morrison

Global Axcess Corp. is one of Jacksonville’s lesser-known publicly traded companies, but if it keeps up momentum, that won’t be the case for long.

The ATM operator turned self-service kiosk provider is emerging from a three-year turnaround that has produced fatter margins and more consistent profits than it has seen in years. Management thinks the company is finally in good shape. Earnings have nine quarters of positive momentum, and in the last quarter were up nearly 24 percent to $557,000 with less debt and more cash.

It’s a different company from what it once was — a little more grown up and finally figuring out what it is really good at and how to build on that. In this newfound maturity, Global Axcess is branching out into DVD rental kiosks, which it is piloting in Jacksonville and two other markets.

The move is part of a broader strategic plan to increasingly expand beyond the ATM, which is an industry not expected to see an increase in use over the next several years.

Global Axcess (OTC: GAXC) today remains a small player in the $7 billion to $12 billion ATM industry. Its 4,300 ATMs account for just 1 percent of market share, making it the seventh-largest non-bank ATM company in the country.

As the company enters the final, high-growth stage of its turnaround, it has a new crackerjack consulting agency in tow. New York-based Hayden IR is helping the company launch an aggressive marketing and investor relations campaign to drive growth and maximize shareholder value.

“In my opinion, the management of Global Axcess Corp. has done a tremendous job of repositioning the enterprise to differentiate it from others in the industry and to set the stage for revenue growth and margin expansion,” said Brett Maas, Hayden managing partner.

Global Axcess this week landed a three-year contract with an undisclosed national grocery chain worth $750,000 per year, one of the company’s first major successes for its newly restructured sales team. CEO George McQuain sees a good future ahead.

Back in 2006, things were less stable. A management shake-up ended in three top executives resigning from the company. Michael Loiacono became chief financial officer and McQuain was named CEO, both promotions from within. But company losses accelerated to $3.6 million that quarter. There was house cleaning to do.

Before new management, the company had overestimated the benefit of an acquisition, which inflated quarterly earnings that the company later had to lower by $500,000. A group of investors sued the company, resulting in a settlement in 2007 of undisclosed terms.

“George stepped into a quagmire of trouble,” said Lock Ireland, vice chairman of the board and chairman of the board for Proficio Bank. “His first full quarter, he made a profit of $14,000, which was a tiny amount of money but an amazing turnaround.”

Global Axcess then sold an unprofitable South African subsidiary and outsourced certain functions to focus

resources where they were most needed. The company began paying down debt and working to increase cash flow, which made 2008 a banner year on the balance sheet.

McQuain looks back and can see where the company went wrong, although he refuses to take credit for getting it back on track.

“We weren’t sure of our core competencies,” he said. “We had a strategy that didn’t emphasize what we were really good at, and it stretched the company.”

His first step in the turnaround was to scrub expenses. Costs go to the bottom line, and finding places to cut was going to be easier than generating new revenue.

“We have an internal value of ‘bare bones, no frills’ — only spend money on things that add value,” McQuain said, pointing to his older, beat-up office furniture that he seems to take pride in. “So if that means I stay at a Motel 6 when I travel rather than a Howard Johnson, then that’s what I do. Our clients don’t want to pay for me to stay somewhere expensive.”

Step Two was emphasizing operational efficiencies. Divesting unprofitable operations and outsourcing was part of that, but Global Axcess also did a better job of making sure the ATMs were always working, and making money. Then the company implemented an overdue fee increase.

Step Three was to listen closely to clients — the owners of convenience stores and grocery chains where the ATMs were. Surveys and other research helped the company identify its strengths through its customers’ eyes, so it could then capitalize on the information and differentiate itself in the market. Global Axcess found out that paying its clients on time, better-operating machines and service so personal it sends gift baskets to clients on their birthday made them a standout.

It’s somewhat of an extension of how the company’s small 20-person office in Southpoint operates. The family-man side of McQuain was also listening to his employees, and he began letting parents bring their kids to work, bought laptops for each person so they could work from home if needed and recently started offering college tuition reimbursement. Happy employees are productive employees.

The strategy has paid off. Although the company’s stock hit a 52-week low in February at 10 cents, it has been on a steady ride up ever since and hitting new highs almost every day. It reached a 52-week high earlier this month at 73 cents.

“I think Global Axcess is a jewel in the sea,” Ireland said. “Cash flow has been increasing tremendously, earnings are increasing beyond our expectations and the revenue base has been increasing in 2009 beyond what we expected. We are in tremendous shape for diversification.”

kmorrison@bizjournals.com | 265-2218

Investor Relations Contact:

Brett Maas, Hayden IR

Global Axcess lands contract with grocery store chain

Global Axcess Corp. has signed a three-year contract to provide ATMs in 51 locations of a national grocery store chain. Global Axcess would not reveal the identity of the grocery store company, at the company’s request.

Under the terms of the $750,000 contract, Global Axcess will start installing the automated teller machines in September and complete the installation by October. It expects to generate revenue from the ATMs beginning in September.

CEO George McQuain said landing the contract was a direct result of Global Axcess strengthening its sales staff.

“We continue to invest in our sales and marketing capabilities, and the re-staffing efforts in our sales organization have led us to a strong sales pipeline and this RFP [request for proposals] win,” he said. “We believe that there are substantial growth opportunities with this national chain and with the other sales that we are pursuing in our effort to grow our ATM network revenues organically.”

Jacksonville-based Global Axcess owns or operates about 4,400 ATMs and other self-serve kiosks in a national network covering 43 states.

If you have any investor relations questions please contact Brett Maas, with Hayden IR