Heartland Payment Systems(R) Named 2012 Best Service Company to Sell For

February 11, 2013

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Selling Power magazine has named Heartland Payment Systems ( NYSE : HPY ), one of the nation's largest payments processors, the No. 4 service company (and No. 1 in payments processing) to sell for in the United States for the second year in a row. This marks the fifth consecutive year Heartland has received this top five distinction on Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell For" list.

Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell For" list, now in its twelfth year, ranks the top 25 service and top 25 manufacturing companies through evaluations of hundreds of the nation's companies with sales forces greater than 500. Companies are evaluated on categories such as compensation, training and career mobility.

"Receiving the honor of being named one of the best service companies to sell for five years in a row is a tribute to Heartland's entrepreneurial business model, unique compensation structure, sales training opportunities, and our outstanding sales force throughout the United States," said Bob Carr, Heartland's chairman and chief executive officer. "In addition to providing our relationship (sales) managers with tools and resources to help build rewarding and lasting careers within the company, Heartland established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to empower sales professionals to know exactly what they should expect from the company and to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere."

Heartland's compensation model uses proven rewards, such as signing bonuses and long-term portfolio ownership, to incentivize its sales force. For more information about Heartland and available career opportunities, visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers.

About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. ( NYSE : HPY ), the sixth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, marketing solutions, end-to-end encryption technology, campus solutions, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education 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 by visiting HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

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