Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Susquehanna Bank Selects NPC/SCS for Merchant Services

 Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Susquehanna Bank Selects NPC/SCS for Merchant

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            Susquehanna Bank Selects NPC/SCS for Merchant Services

    Vantiv's Merchant Services Business Expands in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Cincinnati - Jan. 10, 2013 -National Processing Company (NPC), a Vantiv, Inc.
subsidiary (NYSE: VNTV), and Security Card Services, LLC (SCS) announced today
that they have entered into a multi-year agreement with Susquehanna Bank, a
premier provider of banking and financial services, as its exclusive provider
of merchant debit and credit card processing services. Susquehanna Bank,
located throughout the mid-Atlantic region, serves customers and communities
at its 261 branch locations. The agreement expands the portfolio of merchant
bank branches that Vantiv serves on the East Coast.

"We are pleased that Susquehanna Bank has chosen NPC and SCS to provide
merchant services to their commercial customers," said James Oberman, NPC
Managing Director. "Susquehanna's strong customer service, combined with our
broad portfolio of merchant services and scale processing, creates a
cost-effective solution that helps Susquehanna further grow their commercial
customer base."

Merchant services programs provide the ability for local businesses to accept
various forms of payments such as debit cards, credit cards and gift cards
across various platforms including at retail locations, online and with mobile
devices. The high levels of access and 24/7 support offered by NPC and SCS
provides financial institutions a turnkey, integrated processing solution that
can help their commercial customers meet their business goals. And, with an
advanced reporting tool, these merchant businesses can better plan and manage
their bottom line.

"At Susquehanna, we work every day to ensure our commercial customers have the
payments tools they need to be successful," says Greg Duncan, Executive Vice
President, Chief Operating Officer, Susquehanna Bank. "By partnering with NPC,
our clients are provided high-quality processing solutions that allow them to
focus on doing what they do best, running their businesses."

NPC is one of the largest providers of payment processing services exclusively
focused on the small-to-medium merchant processing market. NPC offers a wide
range of payment processing services to merchants and financial institutions,
from point-of-sale credit card and debit card processing to integrated
e-commerce solutions. More than 200,000 merchants nationwide trust NPC and
its partners to process their electronic payments. Under the agreement, SCS
will provision merchant accounts and help provide customer support to
Susquehanna Bank.

For more information about NPC's merchant services for financial institutions,
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Andrew Ciafardini
Director of Public Relations for Vantiv

Kim Hatch
Manager, Corporate Communications for Susquehanna Bank

About Susquehanna Bank
Susquehanna Bank  provides  banking  and  financial  services  at  261  branch 
locations in  the  mid-Atlantic region.  It  is a  subsidiary  of  Susquehanna 
Bancshares, Inc.,  a financial  services holding  company with  assets of  $18 
billion and  3,400  employees.  Through  Susquehanna  Wealth  Management,  the 
holding company offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement
planning, and private  banking services,  with approximately  $7.8 billion  in 
assets under  management  and  administration. Susquehanna  also  operates  an 
insurance brokerage  and  employee  benefits  company,  a  commercial  finance 
company and  a vehicle  leasing company.  For more  information, please  visit

About Security Card Services (SCS)
Security Card  Services, LLC  was  founded in  1996  and is  headquartered  in 
Oxford, Mississippi. SCS  is focused  on providing  merchant services  through 
Community  Banks,  Credit  Unions,  and  Retail  Associations.  SCS  currently 
supports nearly  2,000 bank  locations providing  merchant services  for  over 
15,000 merchant  locations  processing  nearly  $2 billion  in  volume.  As  a 
provider of merchant  services to  community banks across  the United  States, 
Security Card Services understands that excellent customer service is vital to
the success  of a  Merchant Services  program. For  more information,  please 

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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