First Data Appoints Anthony S. Marino as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources

ATLANTA, MARCH 2, 2015 – First Data Corporation the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today appointed Anthony S. Marino as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources. Marino, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano and will serve on the company’s Management Committee.

“Tony is an outstanding leader who has set the strategic direction in human resources and diversity for several of the world’s top companies,” said Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano. “Continuing to strengthen our human resources function and making First Data a great place to work is mission-critical for us. Tony brings a distinguished track record to First Data in these vitally important areas,” Bisignano added.

Before joining First Data, Marino served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer at The Guardian Life Insurance Company; chief human resources officer and general manager for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; and chief human resources officer for Ally Financial Inc. and Lennar. Marino also held human resources leadership roles at Bank of America and Honeywell.

“The transformation of First Data during the past two years under Frank’s leadership has been remarkable,” said Tony Marino. “I am thrilled to join the First Data team of 24,000 owner-associates and excited by the journey ahead to build on the company’s strong culture, develop its talent and expand its diversity programs,” Marino said.

Marino’s record for linking employee satisfaction and engagement with business results has established his reputation as an innovator in global workforce culture. He is a thought leader on human resources topics and has written numerous articles on leadership, performance and diversity, as well as authored “The LeaderSource” workbook series.

Marino also serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is a 1985 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

About First Data

First Data is the global leader in payment technology and services solutions. With 24,000 owner-associates and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process nearly 2,000 financial transactions per second, totaling $1.8 trillion a year. First Data’s unparalleled infrastructure and partnerships go “beyond the transaction” with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce.

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