MasterCard Listed Among Top Five Companies for Diversity

  MasterCard Listed Among Top Five Companies for Diversity

   New DiversityInc Survey Ranks Corporate Leaders for Inclusion and Talent

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PURCHASE, N.Y. -- April 25, 2013

MasterCardtoday announced that the company has been recognized as a top
corporate leader for diversity by DiversityInc and jumped 10 spots to fifth
place on this year’s list of top 50 companies. MasterCard was distinguished
for the company’s ongoing commitment to a culture of inclusion, driving
innovation, talent development and results.

Donna Johnson, MasterCard’s Chief Diversity Officer, accepted the award on the
company's behalf at an awards reception in New York City.

"We are honored to receive DiversityInc’s recognition of MasterCard for our
commitment to workforce diversity," said Johnson. “We are proud to not only be
a leader in the global payments industry, but also an employer of choice where
the best and brightest prefer to work. Our culture of collaboration provides
opportunities for growth, fulfillment and career success.”

MasterCard puts a premium on nurturing an inclusive culture where employees
with wide-ranging backgrounds and qualities are highly motivated, engaged and
connected. The company’s culture is built on the fundamental belief that by
bringing together people with a variety of strengths, skills and experiences,
it will be best able to meet the unique payment needs of those they serve.

“In its first-time in the top 10, MasterCard has shown a significant
improvement in its diversity-management efforts,” said DiversityInc CEO, Luke
Visconti. “Half of the company’s C-suite executives are executive sponsors of
business resource groups and all members of the executive diversity council
are mentors. This type of inclusive behavior permeates the organization and
has human-capital results,” he added.

The survey, now in its 14th year, leads to a detailed, empirically driven
ranking based on four key areas of diversity management:

  *CEO Commitment: accountability for results, personal communications,
  *Human Capital:five levels of management, promotions in and into
  *Corporate and Organizational Communications: mentoring,resource
    groups,philanthropy, consistency/effectiveness of diversity-management
  *Supplier Diversity:spend with M/WBE companies, as well as companies owned
    by LGBT people, people with disabilities, veterans.

A total of 893 companies participated in the survey in 2013. There is no fee
involved to participate in the survey and each company receives a free report
card assessing its performance against all competitors.

About MasterCard

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global payments industry. We operatethe world’s fastest payments processing
network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and
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