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Heartland Payment Systems(R) Names Tony Capucille Chief Sales Officer

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Heartland Payment Systems ( NYSE : HPY ), one of the nation's largest payments processors and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, has named Tony Capucille as its chief sales officer. Most recently serving as Heartland's chief of sales operations, Capucille has been instrumental in driving sales force productivity to record levels and is now responsible for the overall effectiveness of the company's 800-person sales organization.

Capucille recently spearheaded the creation and development of atlas, an award-winning, homegrown, iPad®-enabled CRM tool, which has enabled Heartland's sales force to realize significant efficiencies. Contributing to Heartland's recognition as one of America's top technology innovators on the 2012 InformationWeek 500, atlas delivers a simplified and improved customer buying experience with on-demand proposal generation, automated underwriting and increased customer security through the encryption of all personal identifiable information at the point of collection.

"Having started his career at Heartland as a relationship manager more than ten years ago, Tony knows first-hand the challenges that Heartland sales professionals contend with on a daily basis," said Bob Carr, Heartland's chairman and chief executive officer. "He has been in their shoes, perfecting his own sales approach within the Heartland model as he has risen through the ranks, and is now putting his experience and expertise to work by arming sales professionals with the tools and training they need to succeed. Over the past few years, the productivity of our relationship managers has tripled, and with Tony at the helm, I'm confident our sales organization will reach even greater heights."

Named one of the best service companies to sell for by Selling Power magazine for five consecutive years, Heartland is currently recruiting seasoned sales professionals to help grow its sales organization. With uncapped, equity-based compensation and best-in-class training and tools, Heartland offers one of the most compelling sales career opportunities. More information on Heartland careers can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers.

Heartland is also the founder of the Sales Professional Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative designed to empower and elevate the careers of commissioned sales professionals within Heartland and across all industries.

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 by visiting 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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