Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Washington Federal Selects Vantiv for Merchant Services Vantiv News Release Washington Federal Selects Vantiv for Merchant Services Agreement Further Expands Vantiv's Merchant Services Program to 190 New Locations in the Western United States Cincinnati - March 6, 2013 -Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that Washington Federal (Nasdaq: WAFD), has selected Vantiv as its exclusive provider of merchant debit and credit card processing services under a multi-year agreement. Washington Federal, a full-service financial institution, operates 190 branches in eight western states, including Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and New Mexico. The agreement expands the portfolio of merchant bank branches that Vantiv serves in the Western United States. "Our partnership with Vantiv will enable us to provide our commercial clients with the latest, most reliable credit and debit payment solutions in the market," said Simon Powley, Senior Vice President at Washington Federal. "We look forward to working with them to help merchants grow their businesses through more convenient and cost effective payment capabilities." 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 Vantiv 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. "We are pleased that Washington Federal has chosen Vantiv to provide merchant services to their commercial customers," said Donald Boeding, President of Merchant Services at Vantiv. "Washington Federal's strong commercial customer service, combined with our comprehensive portfolio of merchant services and scale processing, creates a cost-effective solution that helps Washington Federal further grow their commercial customer base." To learn more about Washington Federal, please visit washingtonfederal.com. For more information about Vantiv, please visit vantiv.com or on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. CONTACTS: Andrew Ciafardini Director of Public Relations for Vantiv 513.900.5308 firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy Cooper Marketing Communications for Washington Federal 206.777.8246 email@example.com About Washington Federal Washington Federal, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has 190 offices in eight western states. To find out more about the Company, please visit its website at www.washingtonfederal.com. 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 ecommerce, mobile, prepaid and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit www.vantiv.com. [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG] © Copyright Vantiv, LLC. All rights reserved. Vantiv, the Vantiv logo, and all other Vantiv product or service names and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Vantiv, LLC in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. ### Vantiv Wordmark Logo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Vantiv, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1683266
Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Washington Federal Selects Vantiv for Merchant Services
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