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S1 Mails Proxy Materials With Recommendation to Vote in Favor of Proposals Related to Strategic S1/Fundtech Merger

Says Fundtech Combination Will Create Significant Value for S1 Stockholders

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug 22, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

S1 Corporation (Nasdaq:SONE), a leading global provider of payments and financial services software solutions, today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and will commence mailing of, definitive proxy materials for the September 22, 2011 Special Meeting of Stockholders to vote on proposals related to the combination of S1 Corporation and Fundtech Ltd. (Nasdaq:FNDT). Included in the proxy materials is a letter to S1 stockholders outlining the significant value creation opportunities for S1 stockholders as a result of the continued execution of S1's long-term strategic plan, which includes the business combination with Fundtech.

Johann Dreyer, S1's Chief Executive Officer, said, "The combination of S1 and Fundtech will be accretive to S1's 2012 non-GAAP earnings per share, increase revenues and enhance cash flow generation. In addition, the combined company will have a very strong, debt-free balance sheet with a cash balance of almost $200 million by year-end 2012, which can be used to further maximize stockholder value.

"The combination will create a leader in the transaction banking industry, with enhanced global scale and a platform to accelerate revenue growth and increase profitability, resulting in significant long-term value creation for stockholders. The S1 Board of Directors unanimously recommends S1 stockholders vote in favor of all proposals related to the combination with Fundtech."

In the stockholder letter, S1 highlights that the S1/Fundtech combination:

  --  is expected to enhance S1's results of operations;
  --  offers the potential for significant stock price appreciation; and
  --  is a strategic transaction designed to create a formidable market
      competitor.

The stockholder letter also discusses the S1 Board's belief that the unsolicited proposal from ACI Worldwide, Inc. is not in the best interests of S1 and its stockholders and could destroy stockholder value. The stockholder letter also calls to attention the fact that the unsolicited proposal from ACI is not being voted upon at the Special Meeting of Stockholders.

The text of the letter follows:

August 22, 2011

Dear Stockholder:

At the upcoming S1 Corporation Special Meeting of Stockholders on September 22, 2011, you will be asked to vote on proposals related to the combination of S1 Corporation and Fundtech Ltd. Enclosed please find the proxy materials pertaining to this meeting.

Your Board of Directors firmly believes that the combination of S1 and Fundtech will create a global leader in the transaction banking industry. We believe the S1/Fundtech combination is a compelling transaction for S1 stockholders and that the continued execution of S1's long-term strategic plan, which includes the business combination with Fundtech, will create significant stockholder value. The combined company will have a strong platform to accelerate revenue growth and the ability to significantly increase profitability.

Your Board of Directors is convinced of the strategic and financial merits of S1's long-term strategic plan and strongly supports the combination with Fundtech. We believe the Fundtech transaction will:

  --  Be accretive to S1's 2012 non-GAAP earnings per share1;
  --  Increase revenues;
  --  Enhance cash flow generation; and
  --  Create a very strong, debt-free balance sheet with a cash balance of
      almost $200 million by year-end 2012.

1Excludes purchase accounting adjustments to deferred revenues as well as stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangibles, one-time charges including integration costs and other non-cash charges.

This is a very important meeting. We encourage you to read the enclosed material carefully as it contains important information for you to consider. The Board urges you to vote FOR all of the proposals associated with the combination with Fundtech by signing, dating and returning the enclosed WHITE proxy card promptly. Your vote is very important no matter how many or how few S1 shares you own.

As you may be aware, on July 26, 2011, S1 received an unsolicited proposal from ACI Worldwide, Inc. to acquire S1. S1's Board of Directors, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, carefully considered this proposal and determined that ACI's proposal is not in the best interests of S1 and its stockholders. The Board unanimously rejected ACI's proposal and also affirmed its commitment to S1's combination with Fundtech.

                               IMPORTANT


The special meeting is being held solely to vote on proposals related to
the Fundtech transaction. No matters relating to ACI's rejected proposal
                          are to be voted upon.

ACI will be soliciting your proxy in opposition to the combination with Fundtech. We expect that you will receive proxy materials from ACI shortly. Please disregard ACI's voting recommendation and do not sign or return ACI's blue proxy card. Your Board of Directors strongly supports the combination with Fundtech and recommends that you vote FOR all of the proposals associated with the combination on the enclosed WHITE proxy card.

We Believe the Combination With Fundtech Will Result In Significant
                                  Value
                          For S1's Stockholders


  --  The Transaction is Expected to Enhance S1's Results of Operations.


  --  The S1/Fundtech transaction will be accretive to S1's 2012 non-GAAP
      earnings per share1 and increase S1's revenues. Further, the transaction
      will enhance S1's cash flow generation and create a combined company
      with a very strong, debt-free balance sheet and a significant cash
      balance which may be used to further maximize stockholder value.  S1 has
      a history of deploying excess cash prudently and for the benefit of its
      stockholders, and since the fourth quarter of 2006, S1 has deployed
      approximately $141 million to repurchase almost 23 million shares of
      S1's common stock.
  --  The S1/Fundtech combination presents significant opportunities to
      realize expense synergies. We expect to create annual savings of at
      least $12 million by the end of 2012 and fully realizable in 2013, with
      the potential to realize additional synergies. This annual savings
      figure is the product of extensive due diligence of S1's and Fundtech's
      respective operations. We also expect to realize meaningful revenue
      synergies related to cross-sell opportunities and further expect that
      the synergies achieved will enhance free cash flow of the combined
      company.


  --  The Fundtech Transaction Offers the Potential for Significant Stock
      Price Appreciation. We believe that the expected enhancements to S1's
      financial results and the strategic benefits of the Fundtech transaction
      offer the potential for significant future appreciation in S1's stock
      price.  We further believe that such future stock price may be
      significantly greater than ACI's proposed acquisition price.  According
      to CapitalIQ, consensus mean equity research analyst estimates for
      EBITDA for S1 and Fundtech for 2012 are $38.2 million and $30.7 million,
      respectively, on a standalone basis and before considering the benefit
      of revenue and expense synergies.  Assuming the full-year impact of the
      $12 million of expected annual expense synergies, as well as $8 million
      of incremental EBITDA that we believe would result from our
      cross-selling success, the combined company's total annual EBITDA in
      2012 would be approximately $89 million.  Applying an 11x multiple,
      which we believe is reflective of the EBITDA multiples achieved by
      comparable public companies that exhibit the growth characteristics
      reflected in equity research analyst estimates for S1's 2012 performance
      as well as in acquisitions of similar companies, to this $89 million of
      EBITDA implies an enterprise value for the combined entity of almost $1
      billion.  Additionally, we expect that the combined company will be able
      to achieve a cash balance of almost $200 million by year-end 2012.  An
      enterprise value of almost $1 billion plus almost $200 million in cash
      would imply a stock price of approximately $12.00 per share.


  --  The Combination With Fundtech is a Strategic Transaction Designed to
      Create a Formidable Market Competitor. We believe that the Fundtech
      merger will create a company of enhanced global scale with a compelling
      leadership position in the transaction banking industry and establish a
      platform to accelerate revenue growth and increase profitability,
      resulting in significant long-term value creation for stockholders. Key
      strategic benefits of the Fundtech transaction include:


  --  Enhanced Product Mix. The transaction will create a combined entity with
      a compelling best-of-breed suite of payments, end-to-end cash
      management, and trade solutions for customers all over the world.
  --  Global Presence. Both S1 and Fundtech have a strong global presence in

      complementary geographic regions. For example, S1 has commercial
      strength in Latin America and Africa and Fundtech is strong in India and
      Western Europe. S1 believes that the combined company can effectively
      capture market share in the markets that each company currently serves,
      as well as increase the number of markets that the companies can
      effectively reach independently.
  --  Extensive Cross-Sell Opportunities. The Fundtech transaction will create
      enhanced cross-selling opportunities for S1's and Fundtech's respective
      complementary products and services to their customers throughout the
      world. The combined company will serve an expanded customer base made up
      of more than 4,000 customers, including 15 of the top 20 banks
      worldwide, the top 10 banks in the United States, 33 banks in Latin
      America, four of the world's top 10 brands, two of the largest ATM
      networks in the world and 13 of the top 15 sub-Saharan Africa banks.
  --  Enlarged Platform from which to Continue Organic Growth and Capture
      Market Share. Both S1 and Fundtech have a history of strong revenue
      growth and we believe the combined company will have a solid platform to
      continue this revenue growth. The combined company's compound annual
      revenue growth rate (excluding S1's Custom Projects2) from 2006 through
      the midpoint of S1's and Fundtech's previously provided 2011 guidance is
      10.8%.

In light of these facts, S1 is convinced of the strategic and financial merits of the Fundtech transaction and believes that the transaction will create significant value for S1 stockholders.

2State Farm and an international branch customer

 In Contrast, We Believe ACI's Proposal is Not in the Best Interests of
       S1 or its Stockholders and Could Destroy Stockholder Value

Here is why:

  --  ACI is Not Actually Offering You $9.50 For Each of Your S1 Shares.


  --  ACI's preliminary proxy materials state that ACI proposes to acquire
      each S1 share for $5.70 in cash and 0.1064 ACI shares. ACI's proposal
      may have represented $9.50 per S1 share on July 25, 2011, given ACI's
      closing stock price on that date. However, from that date to August 19,
      2011 (the last day trading day prior to the mailing of this letter),
      ACI's stock price declined by approximately 22% and the value of ACI's
      proposal declined to $8.68 per S1 share. In light of fluctuating market
      prices, the ultimate purchase price in any transaction between ACI and
      S1 is uncertain and may be significantly less than $9.50 per S1 share.


  --  Contrary to ACI's Public Statements, ACI's Offer is Subject to a
      Financing Condition; ACI has not Provided Proof that it Will Have the
      Cash to Purchase Your Shares.


  --  Despite ACI's statements that its proposal does not contain a financing
      condition, ACI's draft acquisition agreement effectively does include a
      financing condition. The draft acquisition agreement requires only that
      ACI use its "reasonable best efforts" to obtain financing. If ACI cannot
      obtain financing, S1 cannot force a closing. S1's sole remedy would be
      limited to a $21.5 million termination fee. ACI's proposal effectively
      provides ACI with a $21.5 million "option" to purchase S1.
  --  Unlike the S1/Fundtech transaction, ACI's proposal requires debt
      financing. ACI has not provided sufficient certainty to S1 that it has
      committed financing for a transaction. Despite its public statements
      regarding supposed committed debt financing for a transaction with S1,
      ACI has not provided S1 with a copy of an executed commitment letter or
      disclosed any details of this supposed financing commitment or any
      conditions to the financing which may exist.


  --  ACI's Unsolicited Proposal Potentially Faces Significant Antitrust Risks
      and Timing Delays and Unacceptably Shifts the Antitrust Risk to S1 and
      its Stockholders.


  --  S1 believes that ACI's proposal carries significant antitrust risk,
      which could lead to a difficult and protracted investigation, which in
      turn could prevent closing altogether, substantially delay closing or
      result in the imposition of conditions which may not be acceptable to
      ACI and which may adversely impact the business and projected synergies
      and value that might be expected to result from a combination with ACI.
  --  ACI's proposal appears to recognize that antitrust regulators may seek
      potential remedies, but S1 believes that any such remedies may be
      difficult to execute and impracticable to achieve. ACI's proposal does
      not offer adequate protections to S1 and its stockholders in light of
      the antitrust risk. If ACI is unable to obtain antitrust approval, S1's
      sole remedy is a $21.5 million termination fee to be paid by ACI. This
      fee would only cover a small fraction of the damages we believe S1 would
      incur if the transaction ACI proposed does not close. ACI's proposal
      effectively provides ACI with a $21.5 million "option" to purchase S1.
      ACI's proposal places on you, S1's stockholders, the risk of obtaining
      antitrust approval, while capping ACI's associated liability at $21.5
      million.


  --  ACI's Proposal is Subject to Due Diligence and May Change.


  --  ACI's proposal is expressly subject to confirmatory due diligence and
      the negotiation of a definitive agreement. There can be no assurance
      that ACI will not change the material terms of its proposal following
      completion of due diligence or that ACI and S1 could successfully
      negotiate a mutually acceptable definitive agreement.


  --  ACI's Proposal Does Not Account For the Strong Opposition of S1
      Customers to an S1/ACI Transaction or the Risk of Destruction of
      Stockholder Value and Contains Unsupported Assumptions Regarding
      Realizable Synergies.


  --  A transaction with ACI would create the risk of near- and long-term
      destruction of stockholder value. It is critical for you to know that
      numerous customers and prospects of S1 have -- unsolicited -- voiced
      strong opposition against an S1/ACI combination. Given that you, S1's
      stockholders, would own 15% of the combined company under the ACI
      proposal, you would bear a significant portion of the consequences of
      this strong opposition. In contrast, the proposed combination with
      Fundtech has received strong and enthusiastic support from our customers
      and prospects. In light of the reaction from customers and prospects, S1
      does not believe ACI's assertion that S1, if acquired, would continue on
      its current growth trajectory or that an S1/ACI combination would create
      the value that ACI has communicated.
  --  S1 also does not believe ACI's assertion that S1, if acquired, would
      continue on its current growth trajectory because a portion of S1's
      growth has come at ACI's expense. Since 2009, S1 has signed 22 of ACI's
      customers. Those customers generated $21.1 million in revenue for S1 in
      2010 and $16.3 million in the first six months of 2011. Clearly, ACI
      fears a greater loss in business when facing an even stronger combined
      S1/Fundtech.
  --  ACI's proposal includes unsupported assumptions regarding potential
      synergies in a transaction between S1 and ACI. While ACI in its proxy
      materials suggests certain generic reasons for which some amount of cost
      savings may be realizable, ACI offers no factual support for its implied
      estimate of more than $24 million in annual cost savings or its
      expectation that such costs would be fully realizable in 2012. In
      contrast, the $12 million cost saving figure cited in the Fundtech
      transaction was a product of extensive due diligence of S1's and
      Fundtech's respective operations.


  --  ACI's Unsolicited Proposal Appears to be a Defensive Move Designed to
      Derail the Success S1 Has Been Having Against ACI and the Creation of an
      Even More Formidable Competitor.


  --  We believe that ACI's interference with the Fundtech transaction
      reflects ACI's concerns about the strong competition ACI has been facing
      from S1 and the enhanced competition ACI would face from the combined
      S1/Fundtech company. Combined, S1 and Fundtech signed more than 70 new
      customers in 2010 and 35 additional customers in the first half of 2011.
      So long as it could derail the S1/Fundtech combination, ACI likely would
      regard the payment of a $21.5 million termination fee at the end of a
      failed transaction process as a bargain price for avoiding the
      competition it fears.


     We Continue to Target a Fourth Quarter Closing of the Fundtech
                              Combination

Our Special Meeting of Stockholders is scheduled for September 22, 2011. With your approval in hand, we will be well along the path of closing the Fundtech transaction in the fourth quarter of this year and accelerating the substantial stockholder value creation and customer benefits that will result.

A vote FOR the S1/Fundtech combination is a vote to...

  --  Enhance long-term profitability;
  --  Accelerate revenue growth and capture additional market share; and
  --  Create significant value for stockholders.

Vote FOR the combination that makes sound strategic and financial sense. Vote FOR all of the proposals associated with the Fundtech combination and sign, date and return the enclosed WHITE proxy card promptly. Your vote is very important no matter how many or how few S1 shares you own.

And remember, please disregard ACI's voting recommendation and do not sign or return ACI's blue proxy card.

You can find more information about the S1 Corporation Special Meeting of Stockholders and the combination with Fundtech at our website: www.s1.com.

Sincerely,

  John W. Spiegel                Johann Dreyer

  John W. Spiegel                Johann Dreyer
  Chairman of the Board          Chief Executive Officer

If you have any questions or need assistance voting your shares, please contact:

                        MacKenzie Partners, Inc.


                           105 Madison Avenue
                        New York, New York 10016
                      proxy@mackenziepartners.com
                      Call Collect: (212) 929-5500
                                   or
                        Toll-Free: (800) 322-2885

About S1 Corporation

Leading banks, credit unions, retailers, and processors need technology that adapts to the complex and challenging needs of their businesses. These organizations want solutions that can respond quickly to changes in the marketplace and help grow their businesses. For more than 20 years, S1 Corporation (Nasdaq:SONE) has been a leader in developing software products that offer flexibility and reliability. Over 3,000 organizations worldwide depend on S1 for payments, online banking, mobile banking, voice banking, branch banking and lending solutions that deliver a competitive advantage. More information is available at www.s1.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding any transaction with Fundtech or ACI Worldwide and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements involve risks and uncertainties including those detailed in S1's proxy statement filed in connection with the proposed transaction with Fundtech, its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. S1 disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction with Fundtech, S1 has filed with the SEC a proxy statement and other relevant materials and Fundtech intends to file relevant materials with the SEC and other governmental or regulatory authorities, including an information statement. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO SUCH MATERIALS, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT S1, FUNDTECH AND THE TRANSACTION. The proxy statement, information statement and certain other relevant materials (when they become available) and any other documents filed by S1 or Fundtech with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC (i) by contacting S1's Investor Relations at (404) 923-3500 or by accessing S1's investor relations website at www.s1.com; or (ii) by contacting Fundtech's Investor Relations at (201) 946-1100 or by accessing Fundtech's investor relations website at www.fundtech.com. Investors are urged to read the proxy statement and information statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the transaction.

Participants in the Solicitation

S1, Fundtech and their respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participating in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the transaction between the companies. Information about the executive officers and directors of S1 and the number of shares of S1's common stock beneficially owned by such persons is set forth in the proxy statement for S1's 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders which was filed with the SEC on April 8, 2011. Information about the executive officers and directors of Fundtech and the number of Fundtech's ordinary shares beneficially owned by such persons is set forth in the annual report on Form 20-F which was filed with the SEC on May 31, 2011. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of S1, Fundtech and their respective executive officers and directors in the transaction by reading S1's proxy statement regarding the transaction with Fundtech filed with the SEC on August 19, 2011 and Fundtech's information statement when it becomes available.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

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SOURCE: S1 Corporation

CONTACT: S1 Corporation
Paul M. Parrish, Chief Financial Officer
404.923.3500
paul.parrish@s1.com
Mike Pascale/Rhonda Barnat
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
212.371.5999
mmp@abmac.com/rb@abmac.com

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