Synchrony Financial Employees Volunteer for Children during Diversity Symposium

Two events with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida demonstrate
company’s ongoing commitment to community service

STAMFORD, Conn. & ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 200 employees of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF),
a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail
heritage, volunteered at two community events today to benefit children
during the 2015 Global Diversity Network Symposium held in Orlando
September 28-30.

Employees took part in two separate events, benefiting children with
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida:

  • Financial literacy sessions for 100 students in grades 4, 5 and 6,
    were led by 15 employees, using curriculum materials from Operation
    Hope. The students were guided in understanding banking basics and the
    importance of saving, as well as learning about empowerment,
    responsibility and hope as tools to help take control of their
    financial futures.
  • The “Build-A-Bike” workshop provided 26 bicycles for children at the
    Tupperware Brands Boys & Girls Club in Kissimmee, assembled by 200
    employee volunteers as part of an interactive, team-building effort.

“Volunteerism and giving back to the communities where we do business
reflects our commitment to improve the quality of each life we touch,”
said Patrick Little, Longwood site leader and a senior manager of
Operations for Synchrony Financial. “We share Boys & Girls Clubs’
passion for preparing our children for life and careers through
financial literacy and mentorship, and are proud to be their
long-standing partner in Central Florida.”

Both events drew employees who were in Orlando as part of Synchrony
Financial’s 2015 Global Diversity Network Symposium held at the Hilton
Orlando Lake Buena Vista, September 28-30. The symposium brought
together members of the company’s seven Engagement & Inclusion Networks:
African-American Network, Asian Professional Engagement Network,
Hispanic Network, LGBT Partnership Network, People with Disabilities
Network, Women’s Network, and Veterans Network. In addition to the
volunteer events, the symposium included a mix of workshops, panels and
breakout sessions, providing one forum for leaders from across the
business to connect and explore ways to help Synchrony Financial
continue to grow.

Volunteerism is an important part of Synchrony Financial’s corporate
culture. In Orlando, where Synchrony Financial has had a remittance
processing site and call center since 1999, employees have volunteered
nearly 400 hours to date in 2015, contributing support for organizations
such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, The Mustard Seed of
Central Florida Furniture and Clothing Bank, American Diabetes
Association’s Tour De Cure, and others.

“Synchrony Financial’s ongoing support enables us to better prepare our
children for a lifetime of achievement,” said Gary Cain, President & CEO
of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. “We’re grateful for their
continued engagement, and stake, in the future of our children.”

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
300,000 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 (formerly GE Capital Retail Finance) offers private label and
co-branded Dual Card 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 (April, 2015, Issue # 1062) –
based on 2014 data.

Editor’s Note: Event photos available

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