Vantage Hospitality Group Selects Heartland Payment Systems(R) as Preferred Provider of Payroll and Payments Processing

Vantage Hospitality Group Selects Heartland Payment Systems(R) as Preferred 
Provider of Payroll and Payments Processing 
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  Heartland Payment
Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payments processors,
has been selected by Vantage Hospitality Group as a preferred
provider of payroll solutions and payments processing services.
Vantage is the eighth largest hotel company worldwide with more than
1,000 independently owned and operated hotels, including Americas
Best Value Inns and the Lexington family of inns and hotels.  
Vantage members now have direct access to Heartland's comprehensive
suite of web-based payroll solutions, which are backed by the
industry's only three-year price guarantee, as well as credit and
debit card processing services. These solutions are tailored
specifically for the hospitality industry and are compatible with
major property management systems such as AutoClerk, RoomKey,
Check-Inn and many others. Members also benefit from Heartland's
unique 24/7/365 live, U.S.-based customer service, along with its
commitment to transparent business practices and advocating for the
rights of business owners.  
With specific hospitality expertise, Heartland is an established
industry partner that processes transactions for more than 60,000
restaurants and 6,500 lodging properties. Heartland is also the
official preferred provider of payment processing, payroll and other
solutions for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National
Restaurant Association and 43 state lodging associations. 
"Our decision to partner with Heartland was based as much on its
best-in-class technology as it was with its dedication to integrity
and treating operators fairly," said Roger Bloss, Vantage founder,
president and chief executive officer. "Heartland's advocacy aligns
perfectly with Vantage's core values, and we're pleased to bring our
members a business partner that has their best interests at heart." 
David Gilbert, Heartland's hospitality group president, added, "With
guest and employee touch points, as well as significant business and
financial implications, the criticality of payment and payroll
processing solutions in the hospitality world should not be
underestimated. We look forward to helpin
g Vantage and its members
realize cost efficiencies and simplify their businesses so they can
focus on their guests' experiences." 
About Heartland Payment Systems
 Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
(NYSE: HPY), the sixth largest payments processor in the United
States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school
solutions, marketing solutions, end-to-end encryption technology,
campus solutions, payroll solutions, and related business solutions
and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations
nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding
supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy
initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card
processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales
Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales
professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found by
visiting, or following the company on
Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at 
About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
 Headquartered in Coral
Springs, Florida, Vantage Hospitality Group is the 8th largest hotel
company worldwide with over 1,000 hotels independently owned and
operated, and the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 500/5000 List of America's
Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage Hospitality's first hotel
brand, Americas Best Value Inn, is a leader in the limited-service
segment (including Value Inn Worldwide and Canada's Best Value Inn)
throughout North America and has been recognized by the lodging
industry as the fastest-growing chain over the past decade. The
company recently added the Value Inn Signature and Value Hotel
Worldwide segments, created specifically to fill a void in the
international market. Vantage continues to grow with the Lexington
Hotel and Lexington Inn brands (Vantage's midscale to upscale brands)
and through affiliations with Vantage Hotel Management (management
and operations covering all brands and independent properties),
Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency
specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry), and Brown
Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage
and related services). Visit for more
Forward-looking Statements
 This press release contains statements of
a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and
assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements
involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on
information currently available to us. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due
to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are
described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We undertake no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events
or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release. 
Media Contacts:
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
Heartland Payment Systems
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245 
Ela Voluck
Vault Communications
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