Vantiv, Inc. : Unified Grocers Extends Strategic Processing Relationship with Vantiv

Vantiv, Inc. : Unified Grocers Extends Strategic Processing Relationship with

                             Vantiv News Release

    Unified Grocers Extends Strategic Processing Relationship with Vantiv

    Multi-Year Agreement Extends Alliance with the Largest Retailer-owned
         Wholesale Grocery Cooperative in the Western United States.

CINCINNATI - April 2, 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 Unified Grocers  has 
extended  its  strategic  processing  relationship  with  Vantiv  with  a  new 
multi-year agreement for credit, debit, gift and EBT card processing.

"Vantiv continues to provide superior  service and reliability in meeting  our 
customers' and members' evolving payments  needs," said Sue Klug, senior  vice 
president, chief marketing officer at  Unified Grocers. "Vantiv not only  does 
this  through  its  cost-effective  payments  solutions,  but  by  continually 
identifying ways  for  our  independent retailers  to  optimize  the  payments 
process at checkout."

Unified Grocers is the largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in
the Western United  States and  provides independent  retailers the  resources 
needed to compete in  today's supermarket industry.  Unified is committed  to 
providing superior products and services to its customers and members, as well
as broad opportunities for its supplier partners.

"We are proud to work with Unified Grocers," said Donald Boeding, president of
merchant services at  Vantiv. "Vantiv has  considerable expertise serving  the 
grocery industry, and our renewed business with Unified is a testament to  our 
consultative service approach focused on helping clients navigate the  complex 
payments landscape. We appreciate the  opportunity to continue our work  with 

Vantiv's integrated processing  platform and single  point of service  provide 
Unified Grocers robust  functionality for meeting  their payments needs.  The 
comprehensive suite  of payment  solutions offered  by Vantiv  represents  its 
continued investments in its  core processing platform, emerging  technologies 
and strong execution capabilities, which expand choice and acceptance  options 
for customers of Unified Grocers and other large merchants.

Vantiv processes for 8  of the top  25 retailers^1 in  the United States  with 
volumes weighted towards non-discretionary, everyday spend categories, and  is 
the largest PIN debit acquirer^2 based on number of transactions in the U.S.

To learn more about Unified Grocers, please visit For
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^1 By Revenue in 2011
^2 The Nilson Report - March 2013

Andrew Ciafardini
Director of Public Relations for Vantiv

Tom Schaffner
Unified Grocers
323.264.5200 ext 4150

About Unified Grocers, Inc.
Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery
distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United
States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated approximately $3.8
billion in sales during fiscal 2012, offer independent retailers all the
resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry.

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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