TSYS Reports First Quarter 2013 Basic Earnings per Share of $0.31; Excluding Merger and Acquisition Costs, Basic EPS was $0.33 up 11.5%

COLUMBUS, Ga., April 23, 2013 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today reported results for the first quarter with basic earnings per share (EPS), excluding expenses in connection with the pending acquisition of NetSpend Holdings, Inc. (NetSpend), of $0.33, an increase of 11.5% over 2012. Basic EPS on a GAAP basis was $0.31, an increase of 2.2% over 2012. Diluted EPS was $0.30, an increase of 1.7% over 2012. Revenues before reimbursable items for the quarter were $404.2 million, an increase of 2.3% over 2012. Total revenues were $465.0 million, an increase of 0.8% as compared to 2012. Total revenues were impacted by a decrease of $5.2 million in reimbursable items for the quarter.

“Our issuer processing business had strong same client transaction growth of 8.7% in the quarter.  Excluding deconverted clients in the indirect merchant business, point-of-sale transactions increased 6.6% and sales volume in the direct merchant business was up 15.5%, including acquisitions. Also contributing to our strong results was our consolidated internal revenue growth of 3.9%, excluding the Bank of America Merchant Services de-conversion, combined with acquisitions in the acquiring space, which added 4.4% to our growth in revenues before reimbursable items,” said Philip W. Tomlinson, chairman and chief executive officer of TSYS.

“We recognized the financial results associated with our acquisition of ProPay, Inc., during the quarter and we look forward to benefiting from the new sales channels they provide in our merchant segment. Merger and acquisition expenses associated with the pending acquisition of NetSpend were $6.2 million in the quarter,” said Tomlinson.

Conference Call
TSYS will host its quarterly conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 23. The conference call can be accessed via simultaneous Internet broadcast at tsys.com by clicking on the link under "Webcasts" on the main homepage. The replay will be archived for 12 months and will be available approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the call. A slide presentation to accompany the call will be available by clicking on the link under "Webcasts" on the main homepage of tsys.com.

Non-GAAP Measures
The financial highlights section of this release and this release contain the non-GAAP financial measures of revenues and operating results on a constant currency basis, basic EPS excluding merger and acquisition costs and revenues excluding reimbursable items, respectively, to describe TSYS’ performance. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to better understand and assess TSYS’ operating results and financial performance. TSYS believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful additional information about TSYS to assist investors in understanding and evaluating its operating results.

Additional information about non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included on pages 11 and 12 of this release.

About TSYS
At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people — not the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered PaymentsSM." By putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website, for more please visit us at www.tsys.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “should,” “plan,” “will,” “could,” and  similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the pending NetSpend acquisition and anticipated benefits from the ProPay acquisition. These statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of TSYS' management, are based on management’s assumptions and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by our forward-looking statements in this press release. Many of these factors are beyond TSYS' ability to control or predict. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risks described in TSYS' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K. We believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Slide Presentation

Shawn Roberts
TSYS Investor Relations