Heartland Payment Systems(R) Wins Five Stevie(R) Awards in International Competition for Sales and Customer Service

Heartland Payment Systems(R) Wins Five Stevie(R) Awards in International 
Competition for Sales and Customer Service 
Awards Honor Heartland's Innovations in Technology and Customer
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --   Heartland Payment
Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payments processors,
earned five Stevie Awards in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for
Sales & Customer Service(SM) competition. The company won a Silver
Stevie Award in the Sales Technology Category for its atlas sales
solution, and Bronze Stevie Awards in the Contact Center of the Year
(Over 100 Seats), Innovation in Customer Service, Customer Service
Team of the Year, and Customer Service Training Team of the Year
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service honor the
accomplishments of sales, customer service, and call/contact center
professionals worldwide. More than 1,100 entries from worldwide
organizations of all sizes and industry sectors were submitted to
this year's competition. 
"Our sales and customer service teams are the lifeblood of our
organization and are well deserving of these honors," said Jeffery T.
Nichols, executive director of Heartland Service Center (HSC)
Operations in Jeffersonville, Ind. "The Stevie Awards showcase talent
from across the globe and to win five awards further demonstrates the
strength and depth of the Heartland organization. Additionally, we
are especially pleased that atlas, our homegrown sales technology
solution, was honored with a Silver Stevie Award, as it has been a
game-changer for the way our relationship managers operate in the
field while interacting with merchants on a daily basis." 
Heartland's sales professionals serve as trusted business
consultants, bringing innovative payment solutions to the company's
more than 250,000 merchant locations across the country. These
relationship managers are backed by a strong network of managers,
mentors, training programs and proprietary technology that enable
them to gain, retain and provide added value to customers. The Stevie
Award comes on the heels of Heartland being named one of the "Best
Companies to Sell For" by Selling Power(R) magazine for the fifth
consecutive year. 
Supporting the company's sales force and merchants is Heartland's
powerful servicing organization that operates on a regional service
model unique in the payments industry. Based at the HSC, Heartland's
team of more than 800 customer advocates handle all service calls
live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, never using call
trees or auto-routing. These well-trained customer advocates are the
product of Heartland's Customer Service Training Team, which runs a
comprehensive employee professional development and training program
that includes Heartland University, an on-site, accredited higher
education program that works in partnership with Ivy Tech Community
College, the nation's largest community college system. These
continuing education opportunities were created to contribute to the
company's well-established training culture and help its employees
grow in order to provide better service to Heartland's customers and
sales force. 
About Heartland Payment Systems
 Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
(NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payments processor in the United
States, delivers payments processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce,
marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and
related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business
and educational 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 HeartlandPaymentSystems.com,
HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog
or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at
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, 2012. 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
Leanne Scott Brown
Vault Communications
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