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Heartland Payment Systems Named 2014 Best Company to Sell For By Selling Power Magazine

Selling Power magazine has named Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), the nation's fifth largest payments processor and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, the top company to sell for in the United States. This marks the seventh consecutive year Heartland has received a top five distinction on Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list, and the fourth time Heartland has received the number one ranking.

Selling Power evaluates companies based on three key factors: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training and enablement; and company recognition and reputation. Heartland ranked number one overall (tied with SunGard), earning high scores in all three categories.

"We’ve worked hard to make Heartland a company our employees can be proud to work for, based on our foundations of honesty, integrity and transparency,” said Robert O. Carr, chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems. "We continue to make substantial investments in the sales organization, investing millions in sales infrastructure and support, sales technology, and tools and training. We are bringing to market more products and services that allow our sales professionals to sell multiple products, which increases their opportunity to maximize income.”

Heartland’s sales culture incorporates ongoing mentorship and award-winning sales tools that enable its relationship managers to build professionally and financially rewarding careers. Heartland’s unique sales mentoring program is designed to grow margins through the development of knowledge in the field, and the sales training team helps identify unique and engaging formats to provide information to the sales force. Heartland's proprietary Web-based CRM solution, Atlas, is specifically designed to make Heartland’s sales team as effective as possible by streamlining and enhancing the entire sales process.

“Many would suggest that the culture of Heartland is strong because of our world-class proprietary sales enablement platform, our two-decades-old uncapped compensation plan, or our unwavering commitment to doing what is right for our customers,” said Tony Capucille, Heartland’s chief sales officer. “But the real secret is our people. Heartland has built an environment for value-based sales professionals and leaders who want to succeed by pursuing mastery of their craft, career and character. The culture of Heartland protects not only that journey, but also the reward.”

Heartland’s entrepreneurial business and compensation model incentivizes its sales force with weekly signing bonuses and long-term portfolio ownership with residual income. These rewards empower Heartland’s sales professionals by giving them the tools they need to realize long-term success and career growth.

For more information about Heartland and available career opportunities, visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers.

About Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective and current investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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