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Phil Tomlinson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Technology Association of Georgia

Feb 23, 2015

Chairman of the Board and former CEO honored for outstanding career in payments industry

COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 23, 2015 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that Phil Tomlinson, Chairman of the Board — and long-time former CEO — of TSYS, has received FinTech Georgia's Lifetime Achievement Award. Tomlinson was honored by TAG FinTech, a society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), for his contributions to payments innovation over the course of his 40-year career at TSYS.

"The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions both to the growth of the financial industry as a whole, and in the state of Georgia," said Sean Banks, principal of TTV Capital, and president and chair of the TAG FinTech Society. "For 40 years, Phil was instrumental in growing a small division of a regional bank into an international powerhouse in the payments industry. He is widely admired for both his leadership and contributions in the financial services industry."

Tomlinson was honored at the annual TAG FinTech Symposium, which brings together companies and individuals serving the financial technology industry worldwide for lively dialogue and networking sessions focused on the latest trends and innovations in the space.

About TSYS
At TSYS® (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people, not the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered Payments®." By putting people at the center of every decision we make, TSYS supports financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Through NetSpend®, A TSYS Company, we empower consumers with the convenience, security, and freedom to be self-banked. TSYS offers issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.

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Cyle Mims
TSYS Media Relations

Shawn Roberts
TSYS Investor Relations

Derek Howard
Senior Director, TAG