Heartland Payment Systems(R) Appoints Maureen Breakiron-Evans

Heartland Payment Systems(R) Appoints Maureen Breakiron-Evans to
Board of Directors and Audit Committee 
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --  The Board of Directors
of Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest
payments processors, has appointed Maureen Breakiron-Evans to the
board and to the audit committee.  
A resident of Philadelphia and Certified Public Accountant, Ms.
Breakiron-Evans is an experienced director and committee member who
is currently a director with Cognizant Technology Solutions
Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, as well as
a Trustee of Stetson University. Ms. Breakiron-Evans is also an
experienced financial executive and board member with 30 years of
finance experience, including 14 years in industry and 16 years in
public accounting. She has held a variety of senior executive roles
with Towers Perrin & Company, CIGNA Corporation, Inovant (subsidiary
of VISA), Transamerica Corporation, and Arthur Andersen & Company. 
"Maureen's background and depth of financial and technical experience
are an ideal fit with our need for a new director and, more
importantly, for enhanced expertise on our audit committee," says Bob
Carr, chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems. "As Heartland
continues to grow, it's imperative that our board continues to be
comprised of experienced professionals who will contribute and guide
the company through various growth opportunities and situations. The
entire board looks forward to working with Maureen." 
Ms. Breakiron-Evans holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and
mathematics from Stetson University, a master of business
administration from Harvard Business School, and master's degree in
liberal arts and art history from Stanford University. 
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, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll 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,
(www.merchantbillofrights.org), 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
Forward-looking Statements
 This press release contains statements of
a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and
assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements
involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on
information currently available to us. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due
to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are
described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We undertake no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events
or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release. 
Media Contacts:
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
Heartland Payment Systems
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245
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