HONG KONG - First Ecom.com said it has received a strategic investment of $6.5 million from Bank of Bermuda. It bought one million shares and holds warrants for an additional one million.Bank of Bermuda is the clearing bank for First Ecom.com's multinational on-line credit card processing program.

"This investment demonstrates that both companies recognize the importance of working together to create a comprehensive third-party processing solution for banks and their merchants," said First Ecom.com president and chief executive officer Gregory Pek.

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