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TSYS Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Oct 17, 2017

CEO of AT&T Business and Chairman, CEO and President of Realogy Holdings Corp. join TSYS board

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors — Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business and Richard A. Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Realogy Holdings Corp. The appointments bring the number of TSYS directors to 12.

Mr. Arroyo was appointed to the technology committee of TSYS’ Board of Directors and Mr. Smith was appointed to the compensation committee of TSYS’ Board of Directors.

“Thaddeus and Richard bring vast knowledge and expertise from their respective industries to TSYS,” said M. Troy Woods, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TSYS. “We welcome these well respected, highly-regarded executives who will serve as invaluable assets, as we continue to expand our presence in the rapidly evolving payments industry.”

Thaddeus Arroyo
As the CEO of AT&T Business, Arroyo is responsible for the company’s integrated global business technology solutions organization, which serves nearly 3.5 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies. Previously, Arroyo was CEO of AT&T Mexico, LLC where he led the ongoing expansion of AT&T high-speed mobile network and distribution channels in Mexico. Throughout his career, Arroyo has held diverse executive positions. As President of Technology Development, he led the transformation of AT&T’s technology strategy and under his leadership as Chief Information Officer, AT&T was widely recognized for its thought leadership and creativity in technology innovation and execution. He is an active board member for the National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Hispanic IT Executive Council. Arroyo is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. He also serves on the SMU Cox School of Business Executive Advisory Board.

Richard A. Smith
Smith serves as the Chairman, CEO and President of Realogy Holdings Corp., a technology-enabled leading provider of residential real estate services, including brokerage, franchising, relocation and title and settlement services. In his role, Smith oversees Realogy’s businesses, including its well-known industry brands such as CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate. Realogy has more than 277,000 sales agents affiliated with its brands with franchised offices in more than 100 countries. Smith has led the company’s business operations since 1996. Smith is a member of the Business Roundtable and previously served as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission. He serves on the executive committee of the Policy Advisory Board for Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, is an honorary member of the Easter Seals National Board of Directors, a member of Columbus State University Foundation Board of Trustees, and a former member of the New Jersey Economic Growth Council.

About TSYS
TSYS® (NYSE: TSS) is a leading global payments provider, offering seamless, secure and innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management . We succeed because we put people, and their needs, at the heart of every decision. It’s an approach we call ‘People-Centered Payments®’.

Our headquarters are located in Columbus, Ga., U.S.A., with approximately 11,500 team members and local offices spread across 13 countries. TSYS generated revenue of $4.2 billion in 2016, while processing more than 25.5 billion transactions. We are a member of The Civic 50 and were named one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS is a member of the S&P 500 and routinely posts all important information on its website. For more, visit

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TSYS Media Relations

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TSYS Investor Relations