Press release

First Data Earns Top Employer for Veterans and Military Spouses by Military Times Three Years in a Row

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 (NYSE:FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and
solutions, has been recognized as the #1 company for a third year in a
row on the Military Times’ annual “Best
for Vets: Employers
” 2019 list. Military Times bases its
annual rankings on veteran employee onboarding processes, company
training, mentorship programs, Guard and Reserve member policies, and
military spouse support.

“It is an honor to receive the top ranking on Military Times annual
‘Best for Vets: Employers’ list for a third consecutive year,” said
First Data’s Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano. “At First Data, we
recognize the unique skills, values, leadership, and dedication veterans
gained throughout their years of service to our country. This is why we
created First Data Salutes and continue to strengthen and enhance our
support for the military community.”

First Data’s veterans initiative, referred to as First
Data Salutes
, is an enterprise-wide program that includes recruiting
and hiring veterans and military spouses, as well as supporting veteran
entrepreneurs. Since the start of the program, First Data has increased
the number of veterans and military-affiliated employees by more than
10%. First Data is dedicated to supporting veterans beyond their initial
hire, and in 2018, launched its Military Affiliated Analyst Program,
which offers veterans and military spouses an opportunity to build their
careers within the organization. In addition, First Data’s Military
Affinity Group, which supports military-affiliated employees, has grown
450% since its debut in 2014 and boasts nearly 900 members.

First Data has also strengthened its support of Guard and Reserve
members via its Commander’s Intent Declaration, which is committed to
going above and beyond the legal standards to improve the reintegration
of service members returning from extended military service. The company
enables military spouses to transfer their role to another First Data
office location in the event of a military move, and provides
specialized onboarding for military-affiliated employees.

About First Data

 (NYSE:FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology
and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and
more than 3,700 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around
the world. The Company’s 19,000 owner-associates are dedicated to
helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations,
conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000
transactions per second and $2.6 trillion per year. For more
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