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Artprice and, two world leaders in their respective fields, announce their advanced partnership.

April 26, 2013 - Saint-romain Au Mont, France

Artprice, the world leader inart market information has developed for itsStandardized Marketplace® enabling auctions (defined as an"infrastructure"under Article 5 of Law 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) a process enabling theintegration of the principal main leaders on the global online escrowmarket, and

Artprice is pleased to have jointly developed with its U.S. partner andgloballeader,, a Euro version that will greatly facilitate thebusiness ofArtprice's European customers. The exceptionally high level of confidenceenjoyed by the two companies has allowed them to build an online systemthatrepresents, according to thierry Ehrmann, Chairman and founder of Artprice,"thefuture of Internet transactions in the shape of a trusted third partyofferingescrow and release services.a challenge that no European bank, includingtheFrench banks, has been able to handle ..."

"With this new version, Artprice will offer, as of the beginning of May, asimple-to-use payment system in the European currency, with extremelycompetitive trusted third party escrow rates and a level of securitysubstantially higher than that of the physical art market where paymentincidents are not so rare. It will not be long before the numbers force theoldeconomy to recognize that Internet transactions are much more secure thanphysical economy transactions."

"As marketplaces like Artprice, global leader on its market, continue toexpandthroughout the world the need for a global safe and secure payment methodexpands with them." Says's President and Managing Director,BrandonAbbey. He continues, "We have been working closely with Artprice indevelopingour Euro currency offering and believe this is a win-win-win-win scenario.Thebuyer's funds are protected until receipt of the art work, the seller'spaymentis secured, Artprice has the safest possible environment for theircustomers continues our global expansion."


Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (USA), has pioneeredtheprocess of online escrow services. The Company, founded in 1999 by FidelityNational Financial, has established itself as the leading provider ofsecurebusiness and consumer transaction management on the Internet.

To date, has processed over $1.5 billion dollars in securetransactions with nearly 50% of those involving an international Buyer orSeller.


ARTPRICE has joined the prestigious SBF 120 index. The SBF 120 index iscomposedof the 120 largest French listed companies, including the CAC 40 companiesandthe country's 80 most liquid stocks.The current liquidity of the Artpriceshareis 3.83 million euros per day calculated over 440 trading days (amountingto atotal of EUR1.670 billion).

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices withmorethan 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000artists.Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Marketresource inthe world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from1700to the present day along with comments by Artprice's art historians.Artpricepermanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500internationalauction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art markettrends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media.For its2.072 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized advertsinwhat is today the world's leading Standardised Marketplace® for buyingandselling works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated byFrench lawalinéas 2 et 3 de l'article L 321.3 du code du commerce.

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B SBF 120 by Euronext Paris (SRD long only):Euroclear: 7478 - Bloomberg: PRC - Reuters: ARTF

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice,which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode ofChaos

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