Heartland Payment Systems(R) Named a Best Place to Work in Indiana

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) -  Heartland Payment Systems' ( NYSE : HPY ) Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Heartland Service Center (HSC) has been named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. This is the second consecutive year that HSC employees have voted the company a best place to work in Indiana. The HSC employs over 800 team members who provide around-the-clock customer service to Heartland's more than 250,000 merchant locations nationwide.

The Best Places to Work in Indiana program, now in its eighth year, is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Indiana's best employers through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

"With our HSC staff working 24/7/365 to support our merchants nationwide, Indiana is a critical hub of operations for Heartland and we're proud to be recognized for the second time as one of the state's best employers," said Jeffery T. Nichols, executive director of HSC operations. "Our focus on improving both the personal and professional lives of our employees through rewards, privileges and benefits has been a key factor in our ability to attract and retain superior talent."

HSC employees enjoy generous compensation and benefits packages, flexible scheduling, professional development and training, opportunities for recognition and rewards, on-site childcare, a fully equipped fitness center, a cafeteria, recreational areas and more. Heartland also offers an accredited higher education curriculum on-site through its Heartland University and a partnership with IvyTech -- one of the nation's largest community college systems. Visit www.HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers to learn more about Heartland careers.

Heartland, one of the nation's largest payments processors, will be recognized at the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. More information can be found at Best Places to Work in Indiana.

About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. ( NYSE : HPY ), the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and educational 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. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

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