Alliance Data Named One Of The 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Accolade underscores Alliance Data's commitment to creating a culture of innovation, diversity and trust.

PR Newswire 15-Feb-2018 10:19 AM

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today announced it was named one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

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Alliance Data is ranked No. 82 on the annual list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members, and disabled employees.

"I am honored to work alongside our 20,000 dedicated and passionate associates who made this award possible. The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For represents the last jewel in the Triple Crown, completing the top three goals of any major company: to be one of the most valuable (S&P 500); to be one of the largest (FORTUNE 500); and to be one of the most sought-after employers in the nation," said Ed Heffernan, president and chief executive officer, Alliance Data. "Great Place to Work research shows that list winners who place their human capital as a top priority keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention, and demonstrating higher levels of productivity and long-term success than peers. This award recognizes what we already knew internally, but we are thrilled to be named one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For."

"The 2018 100 Best are true leaders," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they're doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization."

The 100 Best Companies is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Alliance Data has also been ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

About Alliance Data Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500, FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ approximately 20,000 associates at more than 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data's card services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program, Canada's most recognized loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

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Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events and can generally be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "project," "plan," "likely," "may," "should" or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements.

We believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements, however, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, and no assurances can be given that our expectations will prove to have been correct. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, which may be updated in Item 1A of, or elsewhere in, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for periods subsequent to such Form 10-K.

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Media Contacts:

Alliance Data Tiffany Louder Investor Relations 214-494-3048 tiffany.louder@alliancedata.com

Steve Balet FTI Consulting212-850-5721 alliancedata@fticonsulting.com

Shelley Whiddon Media 214-494-3811 shelley.whiddon@alliancedata.com

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