Charles Kallenbach, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Heartland Payment Systems(R) Named Finalist for NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year

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PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire -05/16/12)- Charles Kallenbach, general counsel and chief legal officer of Heartland Payment Systems (HPY), one of the nation's largest processors, has been named a finalist in the 2012 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program in the Public Company Over $1 Billion category.

Produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey's premiere business news publication, the General Counsel of the Year Awards program honors New Jersey's standout General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers and corporate compliance professionals for the critical role they play in making their companies successful.

Mr. Kallenbach is being honored for his work overseeing Heartland's internal and external legal teams, as well as his critical efforts to help navigate Heartland through claims and proceedings resulting from a high-profile processing system intrusion that was announced in January 2009.

"Charles has been a resolute and valued member of Heartland's senior management team," said Bob Carr, Heartland's chairman and CEO. "His approach to business is principled and consistent with the manner in which Heartland operates. He is a valuable member of our organization and richly deserves this honor."

Finalists are selected in seven categories: Public Company with Revenues Up to $1 Billion; Public Company with Revenues Over $1 Billion; Public Company Corporate Compliance Professional; Private Company with Revenues Up to $1 Billion; Private Company with Revenues Over $1 Billion; Private Company Corporate Compliance Professional; and Non-Profit or Government Organization.

The finalists and selected winners will be recognized during a ceremony on June 5, 2012, at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J.

About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY), the sixth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, gift marketing and loyalty programs, payroll and related business solutions to more than 250,000 business locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. The company is also a leader in the development of end-to-end encryption technology designed to protect cardholder data, rendering it useless to cybercriminals. For more detailed information, visit www.HeartlandPaymentSystems.com or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

Contact:
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Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
Heartland Payment Systems
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245
michael.lacosta@e-hps.com
Leanne Scott Brown
Vault Communications
610-455-2742
LBrown@VaultCommunications.com

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