Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Washington Federal Selects Vantiv for Merchant Services

 Vantiv, Inc. : Vantiv, Inc. : Washington Federal Selects Vantiv for Merchant

                             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 

"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 
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Andrew Ciafardini
Director of Public Relations for Vantiv

Cathy Cooper
Marketing Communications for Washington Federal

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

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


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