On August 11, 2015, Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the day we went public on the New York Stock Exchange.
In the past 10 years, we’ve seen our share of peaks and valleys. From a data breach in 2009 to just recently experiencing record earnings in the second quarter of 2015, Heartland has become stronger through adversity.
Over time, we have built our reputation to become one of the most respected business service providers in the industry. Never veering from our convictions, we have built Heartland on the core tenets of transparency, integrity and security. Most importantly, we have been an advocate for merchants across the U.S.
Heartland has taken on the accountability of championing merchants. To that end, we created the Merchant Bill of Rights and have led the charge with our Durbin Dollars program. Conservatively, Heartland has given an estimated $895 million back to our customers since the Durbin Amendment became a law in 2011.
Because of our good fortune, we know that it is important to give back to the community. Robert Carr created the Give Something Back Foundation to provide scholarships to students who would otherwise not be able to obtain a higher education. We also work hard to enrich the lives of our employees through education programs and financial assistance during times of hardship.
Today, Heartland is a Fortune 1000 company with 4,000 employees—processing more than $120 billion annually for 300,000+ businesses, schools and universities nationwide. From payment and payroll processing to enterprise-quality solutions in security, technology and marketing, we’re committed to providing the tools for success.