3PEA International Retains MZ Group as Investor Relations Advisor

HENDERSON, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3PEA International, Inc. (OTCBB:TPNL), a leader in payment processing and prepaid debit card program management for corporate, consumer and public sector applications, today announced that it has retained MZ Group as its advisor to assist with designing and implementing a comprehensive investor relations program.

We have made tremendous progress during the past year and are excited to share our story with the investment community

“We have made tremendous progress during the past year and are excited to share our story with the investment community,” explained Mark Newcomer, Chairman and CEO of 3PEA International. “Our novel approach to providing comprehensive payment solutions has helped us to win market share in several verticals while launching higher margin programs through our PaySign® brand of prepaid cards. We have good visibility into our business trajectory and are optimistic that 2014 will be a record year for our Company.”

Matthew Hayden, Chairman for MZ North America, added, “We are impressed with 3PEA’s approach to creating innovative payment solutions across a number of verticals within the healthcare, retail, higher education, legal and hospitality industries. The depth and expertise of their management team, coupled with a significant investment in time and money, have led to the creation of a sustainable and rapidly growing company. TPNL is now in a position to share its story and value proposition with the investment community at large and we are pleased to help facilitate this initiative.”

About 3PEA International

3PEA International is an experienced and trusted prepaid debit card payment solutions provider as well as an integrated payment processor that has millions of prepaid debit cards in its portfolio. Through its PaySign brand, 3PEA designs and develops payment solutions, prepaid card programs, and customized payment services. 3PEA manages programs for many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers with copay assistance products designed to maximize new patient acquisition, retention and adherence. 3PEA’s corporate incentive prepaid cards are changing the way corporations reward, motivate and engage their current and potential customers, employees and agents. 3PEA’s customizable prepaid solutions offer significant cost savings while improving brand recognition and customer loyalty. 3PEA’s customers include healthcare companies, major pharmaceutical companies and source plasma providers, large multinationals, prestigious universities and social media companies. PaySign is a registered trademark of 3PEA Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. For more information visitwww.paysign.com.

About MZ Group

MZ Group North America is a subsidiary of MZ Global and @titude Global, a multinational company and the world’s largest independent global investor relations consulting firm, provides investor relations, corporate communications, market intelligence, corporate governance and technology products and services. Founded in 1999, MZ Group focuses on innovation and personalized services, supported by its exclusive “one-stop-shop” business model. With offices in São Paulo, New York, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, Vancouver, Hong Kong, MZ has approximately 350 professionals who serve over 580 clients in 12 countries. For more information, please visit www.mzgroup.us.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications that may arise could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. 3PEA International, Inc., undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts

MZ North America
Matt Hayden, 1-949-259-4986
Chairman
matt.hayden@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us
or
3PEA International
Brian Polan, 702-749-7234
VP Corporate Finance
bpolan@paysign.com