Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : ICBA Bancard and Vantiv Ink Deal for Credit and Merchant Processing Services

Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : ICBA Bancard and Vantiv Ink Deal for Credit and
                         Merchant Processing Services

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 ICBA Bancard and Vantiv Ink Deal for Credit and Merchant Processing Services

Cincinnati - Jan. 7, 2013 -Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of
payment processing services and related technology solutions for financial
institutions and merchants, announced today a strategic alliance with ICBA
Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of
America (ICBA), to offer its member clients credit card processing and
merchant services. 

"Credit card and merchant services are critical components of community banks'
payment services," said Noah Wilcox, ICBA Bancard chairman and president and
CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn. "This relationship with
Vantiv will undoubtedly help our community bankers meet and exceed their
consumer and small business customers' expectations while strengthening the
total banking relationship."

Vantiv works to take the complexity out of credit card issuing through its
easy to implement technology and account management tools so that community
banks can focus on the growth of their portfolios. The Vantiv merchant
services program provides bankers robust service-levels, including sales and
marketing support, assistance in managing payments and capturing new revenue
opportunities, 24/7 availability, a dedicated customer support team, and sales
and referral reporting.

"Vantiv is proud to work with ICBA Bancard and their membership to help
fulfill the needs they have for credit card processing and merchant services,"
said Royal Cole, president, financial institution services at Vantiv.
"Through the ICBA agreement, we can now extend our reach to even more
community bankers and provide them strategic consultation in tailoring
solutions that broaden and deepen their relationships with consumers and

Andrew Ciafardini
Director of Public Relations for Vantiv

Aleis Stokes
VP Media & Public Relations for ICBA

About ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank, N.A.
ICBA  Bancard  is  the  wholly  owned  payment  services  subsidiary  of   the 
Independent Community  Bankers of  America.  ICBA Bancard  provides  community 
banks with  equitable  access  to  cutting edge  credit,  debit  and  merchant 
processing products in addition  to remote deposit,  Internet Banking and  ATM 
solutions.  For  more   information,  visit  the   ICBA  Bancard  website   at or call 800-242-4770.

About Vantiv, Inc.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), is a leading, integrated payment processor
differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a
comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and
technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in
the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a
single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping
them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the
third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on
number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes
expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as prepaid,
ecommerce, mobile and information solutions, and attractive industry
verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education.
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