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Latin American Portal to Offer Internet Global Online Payment Services in Mexico and U.S.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., October 1, 2001 - eCatalystOne, provider of Global Online Payment Services, today announced that, the leading Internet portal and marketplace for Spanish speaking community in North American, has signed a definitive agreement to license eCatalystOne's ePAID™ services. This agreement will enable to offer its Latin American and U.S.-based customers the ability to create prepaid, stored-value online accounts. The customer may then use this branded service to shop with merchants within their country or with ones that are across the boarder.

Today, many of's Latin American shoppers must pay for eCommerce transactions as they occur, requiring repeated deposits of funds at selected banks and other institutions. The new service, through eCatalystOne, enables cash deposits into a stored value account, from which they can shop repeatedly. Using ePAID's existing connections to many of the U.S.'s leading eMerchants, these Latin American shoppers now have an easy way to shop in these cross-boarder stores. is reaching into the underserved and quickly growing Hispanic marketplace in the U.S. by leveraging eCatalystOne's pool of over 30,000 domestic cash collection sites.

eCatalystOne is one of the pioneers in Online Payment Services for the Internet. "We have focused our energies on serving international eCommerce service providers who wish to provide prepaid accounts for their in-country business, and connect to U.S. eMerchants," said Dennis Andrews, eCatalystOne's chief executive officer and chairman. "Todito, with its substantial user base and strong financial position, is an ideal partner".

The ePAID system is scheduled to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2001 in both Mexico and the United States.

About eCatalystOne
eCatalystOne, based in Newport Beach, Calif., is an Internet technology company focused on providing Global Online Payment Services. The company's first product, the highly-scalable ePAID™ system, provides major distribution partners the opportunity to issue their own branded prepaid instruments for consumers to use for global online purchases in an environment that is easy and ubiquitous, provides unprecedented security, is cost effective, and handles cross-boarder challenges such as language and currency conversion.

About, S.A. de C.V. is an Internet portal and marketplace for North American Spanish-speakers, jointly owned by Grupo Dataflux, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: DATAFLXB) and TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V. (BMV:TVAZTECA; NYSE:TZA).

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