Heartland Payment Systems(R) Ranks Among IDG's Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT for Second Consecutive Year

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire -06/20/12)- Heartland Payment Systems (HPY), one of the nation's largest payments processors, today announced that it has been named to IDG's Computerworld 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT). Heartland ranked No. 51 of the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great compensation and benefits.

Under the direction of chief technology officer Kris Herrin and chief enterprise architect Bryan Thompson, Heartland provides its IT organization of more than 400 professionals based in Plano, Texas; Portland, Ore.; and Jeffersonville, Ind., with exceptional professional opportunities in environments centered on innovation, flexibility, a healthy work-life balance, and well-deserved rewards and recognition.

"Achieving this ranking is reflective of the top-notch professionals that work as one IT team delivering innovative solutions to Heartland's merchants and the Heartland organization," said Herrin. "They are the ones working collaboratively to solve tough technology challenges on a daily basis."

Bob Carr, Heartland's chairman and chief executive officer, added, "It is an honor to receive this recognition two consecutive years and a testament to the positive culture that our IT leaders and employees have built. Our IT team is the powerhouse behind our everyday operations and our ability to serve our merchant customers with leading-edge, secure payment solutions."

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."

For more information about careers at Heartland, visit www.HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers.

About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY), the sixth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, loyalty marketing 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.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ editions) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.