Vantiv, Inc. : Unified Grocers Extends Strategic Processing Relationship with Vantiv 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 them." 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 www.unifiedgrocers.com. For more information about Vantiv, please visit vantiv.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. ____________________________ ^1 By Revenue in 2011 ^2 The Nilson Report - March 2013 CONTACTS: Andrew Ciafardini Director of Public Relations for Vantiv 513.900.5308 email@example.com Tom Schaffner Unified Grocers 323.264.5200 ext 4150 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.vantiv.com. [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG] © Copyright Vantiv, LLC. All rights reserved. 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Vantiv, Inc. : Unified Grocers Extends Strategic Processing Relationship with Vantiv
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