First Data Partners with the New York Mets to Salute Our Nation’s Veterans

First Data will be the corporate sponsor of the “Veteran of the Game”
at New York Mets home games

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In recognition of our nation’s veterans, First
(NYSE: FDC) is proud to partner with the New York Mets and
sponsor the “Veteran of the Game” for all regular season home games in
2016. During each game at Citi Field, a New York Mets player will
present the “Veteran of the Game” with an American flag that flew over
Citi Field while Citi Vision plays a segment showcasing the soldier’s
achievements while serving in the military.

“As we enter into this Memorial Day weekend, First Data expresses its
gratitude for the veterans and military families who served and
sacrificed on our behalf,” said Tom Higgins, Executive Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer, First Data Corporation. “I am proud of
First Data’s history of supporting and honoring our nation’s veterans.
This partnership with the New York Mets, a storied New York City sports
franchise with its own strong tradition of honoring the military
community, is a continuation of that commitment.”

“We are excited to partner with First Data as we both focus on
recognizing and honoring our military,” said Wes Engram, Vice President,
Corporate Partnerships, New York Mets. “It’s important for both of us to
work together and show our appreciation for all those who have fought
and continue to fight to protect our freedoms and keep us safe.”

Through First Data Salutes, a company-wide military engagement strategy,
First Data provides the military community with access to career
opportunities and best-in-class education resources, while offering
premier technology solutions to veteran-owned businesses. As a result,
First Data has established itself as a national leader in the support of
veterans, National Guard and Reserve members and military spouses. First
Data Salutes has rapidly increased the number of veteran and military
spouse new hires, and the company recently earned the top ranking among
Technology and Telecommunications companies as a “Military Spouse
Friendly Employer” by Military Spouse Magazine, as well as
special recognition on Monster/’s “Best Companies for
Veterans” list.

The “Veteran of the Game” honor has been bestowed upon numerous service
members from all branches of the military including Medal of Honor
recipients, and First Data is proud to enhance the Mets’ recognition of
well-deserving veterans who dedicated their time and service to our

First Data will also be the presenting sponsor of the Military Softball
Classic at Citi Field, an event bringing teams of veterans together for
a day of softball games at the ballpark before taking in a Mets game
later in the day.

About First Data

First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling
technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business
locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the
world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping
companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct
commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500
transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.


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First Data
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