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NFDA Announces New Credit Card Processing Partnership with TransFirst

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2014

TransFirst_Logo_Tag_BlkBrookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has endorsed TransFirst® as the association's new provider of payment processing solutions. TransFirst is a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies. NFDA entered into the exclusive agreement with TransFirst on April 1.

Under the agreement, TransFirst's innovative products and 24/7, U.S.-based merchant support are offered as part of a comprehensive program that can help NFDA members save money and grow their business. Some of the TransFirst benefits available to NFDA members include processing of major credit cards, debit cards and electronic checks (ACH); state-of-the-art security and data protection technologies; wired, wireless, mobile and Internet-based processing options; industry-compliant processing equipment and software; pricing structures for businesses of every size and comprehensive online reporting available 24/7.

"TransFirst is excited to team up with NFDA to deliver cutting-edge payment processing solutions to its members," said John Shlonsky, president and CEO of TransFirst. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

"Payment processing is a highly-valued NFDA member benefit and, after an extensive search, we found that TransFirst exceeded our expectations across all aspects of what we look for in an endorsed provider," said Anna Bernfeld, CAE, NFDA vice president of member services. "They are committed to delivering top-notch customer service and best-in-class merchant services solutions to our members."

NFDA members can call TransFirst at 800-613-0148 for a free merchant statement analysis to see how much they may be able to save by switching processing providers. Additional information about the agreement can be found at www.nfda.org/endorsedproviders or by calling their NFDA member services representative at 800-228-6332.

About TransFirst

A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with financial institution, independent sales organization, healthcare, e-commerce, government and merchant customers' unique needs in mind. By collaborating with our customers and utilizing strong industry knowledge, we can help them grow their businesses. Founded in 1995, TransFirst continues to attain significant market share and world-class expertise in growing and profitable industry segments. Built on a platform of personal service, customer commitment and flexible pricing, TransFirst is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and has operations facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Broomfield, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; Overland Park, Kansas; Franklin, Tennessee; and Cypress, California; and executive headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Company-wide, TransFirst currently processes approximately $48 billion in annual sales volume for approximately 200,000 merchants and financial institution partners. TransFirst, LLC is a registered ISO/MSP of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA and Synovus Bank, Columbus, GA for Visa and MasterCard transactions only. For additional information, please call 800.745.2659 or visit www.TransFirst.com.

About The National Funeral Directors Association

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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Contact:

NFDA: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536, jkoth@nfda.org

TransFirst: Brooke Sacrider, 214-453-7711, bsacrider@transfirst.com

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