Synchrony Financial Achieves Top Score for Corporate Equality Index Three Years in a Row

Synchrony Financial Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s Annual LGBTQ Workplace Equality Ranking

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF),
one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services company, is
proud to announce its perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018
Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), a national ranking on corporate
policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. This is Synchrony Financial’s
third year in a row receiving a perfect score of 100.

Synchrony Financial is committed to promoting diverse practices for all
of our employees, shareholders, prospective employees and the public,”
said Marissa Lara, Chief Diversity Officer at Synchrony Financial. “We
are excited to receive recognition for our continued diversity and
inclusion efforts to ensure we remain a leader in LGBTQ workplace

Synchrony cultivates an environment of diversity and inclusion through
its seven Diversity Networks, with involvement from over 7,000 Synchrony
employees who work collectively to drive retention, development, growth
and exposure of diverse talent throughout the company. Our LGBT
Partnership Network’s mission is to attract and develop individuals by
fostering an environment where they can excel, be their authentic
selves, and serve as advocates in the communities and marketplaces we

As part of the 2018 CEI, Synchrony was evaluated on its LGBTQ-related
policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace
protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health
care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ
community. Synchrony’s commitment and policies satisfy all of the CEI’s
criteria, resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a
Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer
financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back
to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit
cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We
provide a range of credit products through programs we have established
with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local
merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and
healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners
and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’
over 365,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their
websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of
credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony
Financial offers private label credit cards, Dual Card™, and general
purpose co-branded credit cards, promotional financing and installment
lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through
Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at,,

*Source: The Nilson Report (June 2017, Issue # 1112) – based on 2016


Synchrony Financial
India Kessler, 203-585-2136