Heartland Payment Systems® CEO Bob Carr Named Innovator of the Year

  Heartland Payment Systems® CEO Bob Carr Named Innovator of the Year

 Carr recognized by Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce for leadership in
            business and cutting-edge consumer payments innovation

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- September 27, 2013

Bob Carr, chairman and chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems
(NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payments processors and a leading
provider of merchant business solutions, has been named the 2013 Innovator of
the Year by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Carr will be formally
recognized at the Annual Business Leader Awards presentation and gala at the
Tournament Players Club Jasna Polana on December 4, 2013.

Carr was the driving force in helping Princeton merchants launch the
OnePrinceton program last month. OnePrinceton is a secure payments system that
allows merchants to easily donate one percent of each OnePrinceton purchase to
the buyer’s participating nonprofit organization in the Princeton area when
shopping at merchants that participate in the program. Consumers can
participate in the OnePrinceton program by directly linking their checking or
savings account through either a OnePrinceton card or a smartphone QR code,
both of which require PINs for added security.

Carr explained, “Community involvement has always been hugely important to me,
as well as to Heartland, which takes its commitment to helping improve the
communities where our employees live and work very seriously. OnePrinceton is
just one example of how we have been able to leverage our innovative business
technologies to benefit merchants and nonprofits in our own backyard, and I am
truly honored to be recognized for this groundbreaking ‘Live Local. Give
Local’ initiative.”

Under Carr’s direction, Heartland has grown from 25 to 3,000 employees, and
now serves 275,000 business locations. Carr is credited with spearheading the
Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative to promote fair card
processing practices on behalf of small and mid-sized business owners. He has
also been a catalyst in enhancing payment card security to thwart cyberthieves
through the development of Heartland’s E3™ end-to-end encryption technology
that is designed to protect cardholder data at rest and in motion throughout
the lifecycle of card transactions, as well as strengthening industry
collaboration through the founding of the Payments Processor Information
Sharing Council.

About Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payments
processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing,
mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll
solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000
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 at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com,
HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Blog or
following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at

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including but not limited to the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the
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