Press release

First Data Earns Top Marks in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

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First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology
and solutions, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100
on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation. First Data joins the ranks of over 560 major
U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing
policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States,
they are applying these policies to their global operations and
impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad
Griffin. “Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for
equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on
to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that
have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. Time and
again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their
employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing
to do — it’s also good for business.”

“First Data is beyond proud to receive a perfect score on the index, an
achievement we have earned for five consecutive years,” said Anthony S.
Marino, Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources at First
Data. “Receiving this honor is a testament to First Data’s ongoing
commitment to the LGBTQ community, our allies, and to ensuring that
diversity and inclusion are top of mind across the company.”

The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including
non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits,
transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and
public engagement with the LGBTQ community. First Data’s efforts in
satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking
and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About First Data

 (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology
and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and
more than 3,700 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around
the world. The Company’s 19,000 owner-associates are dedicated to
helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations,
conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000
transactions per second and $2.6 trillion per year. For more
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