SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC) (“Evertec” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company was recognized by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) with the President's Special award for the outstanding and timely support offered to the local business sector, after Hurricane Maria. The recognition was received during the Gala dinner of the PRCC Convention held on June 22nd, and also included a special certificate issued by the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C., Hon. Jennifer Gonzalez, for the work carried out by Evertec.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Evertec led several initiatives to help reactivate the Puerto Rican economy. Through one of these initiatives, "Puerto Rico Ponte en Marcha", Evertec provided merchants with technological solutions and support so they could restart their operations and process payments as quickly as possible. Aware of the importance of these merchants’ role in the recuperation efforts, Evertec not only continued its operations during and after the hurricane but also replaced merchants’ point of sale terminals and donated portable telecommunications equipment so they could continue running their businesses.
The President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Alicia Lamboy Mombille, stated, “This award is given to recognize the leadership and proactivity of the Evertec staff in providing of viable solutions to stabilize electronic transactions for Puerto Rico’s businesses after the passage of Hurricane Maria.”
EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC) is a leading full-service transaction processing business in Latin America, providing a broad range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business solutions services. The Company manages a system of electronic payment networks that process more than two billion transactions annually and offers a comprehensive suite of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. In addition, Evertec owns and operates the ATH® network, one of the leading personal identification number (“PIN”) debit networks in Latin America. Based in Puerto Rico, the Company operates in 26 Latin American countries and serves a diversified customer base of leading financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with “mission-critical” technology solutions. For more information, visit www.evertecinc.com.