Heartland Payment Systems Handles Nearly 44,000 Card Transactions as Official Concessions Processor of Super Bowl XLVI

PRINCETON, N.J.--()--As the official concessions payments processor of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind., Heartland Payment Systems® (NYSE: HPY) processed 43,982 credit and debit card transactions totaling $924,500 on Super Bowl Sunday and during accompanying special events.

To help support the significant influx of transactions, Heartland Payment Systems provided an additional 60 wireless POS terminals to supplement the nearly 600 POS registers already in use at Lucas Oil Stadium. The extra terminals helped ensure that all credit and debit card transactions were processed quickly, smoothly and securely.

“By processing tens of thousands of card transactions in a short period of time, Super Bowl XLVI was a testament to the reliability and security of our processing platform and customer service support,” said Bob Carr, chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors. “Not only did Heartland demonstrate its ability to handle card processing at large scale events, we also proved that our customer service center in Jeffersonville, Ind., is ready and able to service events at mega venues 24/7/365.”

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, gift marketing and loyalty programs, payroll and related business solutions to more than 250,000 business 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. The company is also a leader in the development of end-to-end encryption technology designed to protect cardholder data, rendering it useless to cybercriminals. For more detailed information, visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

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, 2010. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Contacts

Heartland Payment Systems
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245
michael.lacosta@e-hps.com
or
Vault Communications
Leanne Scott Brown
610-455-2742
LBrown@VaultCommunications.com

Release Summary

Heartland Payment Systems handles nearly 44,000 credit & debit card transactions as official concessions processor of Super Bowl XLVI.

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Contacts

Heartland Payment Systems
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245
michael.lacosta@e-hps.com
or
Vault Communications
Leanne Scott Brown
610-455-2742
LBrown@VaultCommunications.com