Sallie Mae Donates $25,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

  Sallie Mae Donates $25,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Business Wire

NEWARK, Del. -- February 18, 2013

Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in
education, today announced it will donate $25,000 to the National Breast
Cancer Foundation to support breast health education. The donation was made
possible by thousands of customers with Sallie Mae-serviced student loans.

The company recently partnered with the NBCF to encourage customers to enroll
in its free direct e-notification paperless service. Sallie Mae donated $1 to
the nonprofit for every customer who enrolled in the service. It took just one
month for Sallie Mae to reach its $25,000 donation goal.

“We are proud to partner with Sallie Mae, a company that turns education
dreams into reality,” says NBCF Founder & CEO Janelle Hail. “Their support
will help NBCF save lives by educating women about the importance of detecting
breast cancer early.”

Sallie Mae’s direct e-notification paperless service enables customers to
receive all their account correspondence via email, rather than traditional
paper documents sent through the mail. It is a fast, free and secure way for
customers to receive information about their student loans. It is also makes
it even easier to save important information.

“This campaign increased the number of customers enrolled in the service,
providing them all the convenience and benefits it offers, while contributing
to a worthy cause,” said Mike Maier, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “It
was a great way to support the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation
to provide breast cancer educational programs and early detection services to
women.”

Currently, approximately 50 percent of customers with Sallie Mae-serviced
loans nationwide have chosen the e-notification option. Eligible customers who
also enroll in the automatic debit program and make scheduled monthly payments
while in school may receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction.
Go to SallieMae.com to log in and access the “My Account” link for more
information and to sign up for the service.

Sallie Mae(NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company
specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a difference, Sallie
Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality for American families,
today serving 25million customers. With products and services that include
529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning
tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers
solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also
provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to
federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as
Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or
agencies of the United States of America.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. is recognized as one of the
leading breast cancer organizations in the world. NBCF’s mission is to save
lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A
recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eight years, NBCF
provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National
Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online
support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information,
please visit www.nbcf.org.

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057
Nikki.Lavoie@SallieMae.com