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18 May 2006
Digicel Customers can now Top Up their Prepaid Accounts via any Butterfield Bank ATM.

(Hamilton, Bermuda – Thursday, 18 May, 2006)  Butterfield Bank and Digicel today jointly announce the introduction of a new service called iTop Up.  Butterfield Bank customers with Digicel cellular phones can now use their Butterfield Card debit cards to top up their Digicel FLEX Prepaid account island-wide via Butterfield Bank’s extensive network of ATMs. It is the first service of its kind in Bermuda. 


Butterfield Bank customers simply insert their Butterfield Card debit card into any Butterfield Direct ATM and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. It's fast, easy and free of charge.


“We are delighted to partner with Digicel to offer our mutual customers a more convenient way to add credit to their prepaid cellular service, ’’ notes Derrick Smith, AVP of Electronic Banking at Butterfield Bank. “Being the first bank in Bermuda to offer this innovative service is just one part of our continuing effort to constantly improve Butterfield Bank’s service to our customers.’’ 


Cheryl Packwood, Digicel’s General Manager adds: “Digicel is pleased to join with Butterfield Bank in providing our customers with another convenient way to add credit to their prepaid mobile phones. We view this as an important part of our commitment to make our Digicel FLEX Prepaid service accessible and convenient for everyone.” 


Digicel Group moved into the Bermuda mobile telecommunications market after acquiring Cingular Wireless assets here as well as in the Caribbean.  The sale of Cingular Wireless to Digicel closed in September 2005, and Digicel began operating on 1 December 2005. 


Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. Digicel currently has operations in 16 Caribbean countries, covering a total population of 14 million people. The company is incorporated in Bermuda and operates in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. 


The Butterfield Bank Group offers a range of financial services in Bermuda, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, The Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Butterfield Bank is Bermuda’s first and largest indigenous bank, and was recently declared Bermuda’s ‘Bank of the Year’ by Global Finance magazine.


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The Butterfield Bank Group, Bermuda’s first and largest indigenous bank, offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. As a specialist offshore financial services provider the Group also provides private banking, wealth management and fiduciary services, and investment and pension fund administration services from its headquarters in Bermuda, and its subsidiary offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, The Bahamas and the United Kingdom. The Butterfield Bank Group is a publicly traded corporation with its shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on Butterfield Bank can be obtained from our web site at:


Media Contact:
Dianne Brewer
VP, Marketing and Communications
Telephone: 441 299 3979




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