Sterling Bank Expands Its Digital Capabilities through Retail and Business Digital Solutions from FIS

  Sterling Bank Expands Its Digital Capabilities through Retail and Business
  Digital Solutions from FIS

Key Facts

  *FIS will provide mobile and eBanking, remote deposit capture and consumer
    prepaid solutions as part of its expanded relationship with the bank
  *Sterling Bank needed additional solutions to serve customers on their

Business Wire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- July 29, 2013

Engaging customers on their own terms is the future of banking, and Spokane,
Wash., based Sterling Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling
Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA), is meeting those needs with the help of
FIS™ (NYSE:FIS). FIS, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments
technology, today announced that the $9.94 billion bank signed a multi-year
agreement to deploy FIS’ Business eBanking and Mobile Banking solutions –
creating new and easier ways for customers to manage their money, while also
supporting the bank’s plans for growth.

“Sterling Bank was looking for new ways to interact with its customers outside
the branch,” said Anthony Jabbour, EVP, North American Financial Institutions,
FIS. “These solutions will give Sterling’s business and consumer customers the
opportunity to bank when and where they want, safely and securely.”

FIS will help Sterling Bank to take full advantage of the growth in business
and consumer use of digital solutions through the use of FIS’ market-leading,
integrated digital solution suite, which encompasses online, tablet and

This deployment follows another recent Internet banking expansion for Sterling
Bank whereby it converted its business customers to FIS’ business internet
banking platform. Sterling Bank also will introduce FIS’ mobile platform to
customers by the end of 2013, with high expectations for broad use in the near
term and strong growth for the long term.

“As mobile devices become more advanced, people want quick access to their
accounts without having to sit at a desktop,” said Patricia Baughman, Sterling
Bank’s SVP and director of Corporate Product Management/Market Research. “It’s
about meeting our customers where they want to be met. We’re pleased to
deliver FIS’ tested and reliable digital and mobile capabilities to our
customers to better serve their needs.”

Offering the most robust set of mobile capabilities available, FIS continues
to build its lead in the mobile banking market by providing strategic
solutions to more than 20 million mobile users and over three million mobile
deposit customers. FIS added to its abilities earlier this year by acquiring
mFoundry, a foremost provider of mobile banking and payment solutions, and
rapidly increased the rate of innovation delivery within its mobile business.
FIS also earned the 2013 BAI Payments Innovation Award.

About FIS

FIS (NYSE:FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and
payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial
services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100
countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 35,000
people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and
banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the
technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology,
FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a
member of Standard & Poor’s 500^® Index. For more information about FIS, visit

About Sterling Bank

Sterling Savings Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling
Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA) of Spokane, Washington, is a Washington
state chartered and federally insured commercial bank. Sterling Savings Bank
does business as Sterling Bank and, in California, as Sonoma Bank and Borrego
Springs Bank. Sterling offers banking products and services, mortgage lending,
and trust and investment products to individuals, small businesses,
corporations and other commercial organizations. As of June 30, 2013, Sterling
had assets of $9.94 billion and operated depository branches in Washington,
Oregon, Idaho and California. Visit Sterling’s website at


Kim Snider, 904.438.6278
Vice President
FIS Global Marketing and Communications
Mary Waggoner, 904.438.6282
Senior Vice President
FIS Investor Relations
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