Certegy reported that fourth quarter consolidated revenue increased 5% to $296 million. Card Services increased 6.5% and Check Services increased 3.1% in 4Q/05. Card Services generated revenue of $167.4 million and Check Services generated revenue of $128.5 million. North American card transactions increased 4.7%, driven by 7.0% growth in the number of cards processed. Internet banking subscribers increased 17.5% and electronic bill payment users increased 28.1%. Institution merchant processing volumes increased 15.2%, driven by 12.9% growth in transactions and higher average ticket. Check Services operating income of $27.2 million increased 12.8% compared to $24.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. During the quarter, the company incurred legal, accounting and other direct costs of $1.6 million related to its pending merger with Fidelity National Information Services and $1.2 million related to the possible formation and acquisition of a majority ownership in a card and merchant processing joint venture in Brazil. For complete details on Certegy’s fourth quarter performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).