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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a provider of integrated electronic payment solutions, today announced that the City of Oakland Transportation Department (California) chose proprietary prepaid card technology as the payment solution for its revolutionary Universal Basic Mobility pilot.

Louis Hoch, President and CEO of Usio, said, “As a recognized leader in electronic payment solutions for guaranteed income programs, we are thrilled to have developed innovative technology that will help DOT Oakland to make access to its transportation system more affordable for those in need. Like the many other guaranteed income programs we support across the country for government entities large and small, we have developed a custom payment solution for Oakland DOT that provides contemporary payment technology that meets both their needs. as well as those of their constituents. I want to thank the Oakland DOT for their confidence in Usio, and we look forward to supporting this very worthwhile program.

“Usio has provided us with a product that helps us increase public transit, bike share and e-scooter rides in Oakland using grant funds,” said Quinn Wallace, Division of Parking and Safety. Mobility, City of Oakland, Department of Transportation. “As our work progresses, Usio continues to be very responsive and understand both our project needs and the regulatory context as a public entity, including our privacy policies.”

Under this pilot program, citizens living or working in East Oakland can apply for up to $300 that can be used for transit and shared mobility only on a prepaid debit card. Up to 500 participants were randomly selected from qualified applicants. To learn more about this program and similar programs across the United States, visit: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-11/us-cities-test- effects-of-universal-basic-mobility?sref=81ZfsQPj

Houston Frost, Senior Vice President of Prepaid Services, added, “For many people, lack of access to affordable transportation is a barrier to joining the workforce. The Oakland Department of Transportation’s innovative Universal Basic Mobility Pilot program attempts to solve this problem. This is another example of how our proprietary prepaid technology simplifies and facilitates the implementation of various forms of guaranteed income programs. Usio’s solutions enable the efficient disbursement of funds, the ability to control how those funds can be used, and provide program managers with actionable insights. As guaranteed income programs gain more acceptance across the country, Usio will be there with custom solutions that can help these organizations better serve their constituents.

About Usio, Inc.

Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading provider of FinTech integrated payment solutions, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, crypto exchanges and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms to provide its customers with convenient, world-class payment solutions and services. The Company’s strength lies in its ability to provide tailor-made solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payment as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Usio is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with offices in Austin, Texas and Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. Websites: www.usio.com, www.payfacinabox.com, www.akimbocard.com and www.usiooutput. com. Find us on Facebook® and Twitter

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