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Vantiv, Inc. : ICBA Bancard and Vantiv Ink Deal for Credit and Merchant Processing Services



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ICBA Bancard and Vantiv Ink Deal for Credit and Merchant Processing Services

Cincinnati - Jan. 7, 2013 - Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of
payment processing services and related technology solutions for financial
institutions and merchants, announced today a strategic alliance with ICBA
Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America
(ICBA), to offer its member clients credit card processing and merchant
services.

"Credit card and merchant services are critical components of community banks'
payment services," said Noah Wilcox, ICBA Bancard chairman and president and CEO
of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn. "This relationship with Vantiv
will undoubtedly help our community bankers meet and exceed their consumer and
small business customers' expectations while strengthening the total banking
relationship."

Vantiv works to take the complexity out of credit card issuing through its easy
to implement technology and account management tools so that community banks can
focus on the growth of their portfolios.  The Vantiv merchant services program
provides bankers robust service-levels, including sales and marketing support,
assistance in managing payments and capturing new revenue opportunities, 24/7
availability, a dedicated customer support team, and sales and referral
reporting.

"Vantiv is proud to work with ICBA Bancard and their membership to help fulfill
the needs they have for credit card processing and merchant services," said
Royal Cole, president, financial institution services at Vantiv.  "Through the
ICBA agreement, we can now extend our reach to even more community bankers and
provide them strategic consultation in tailoring solutions that broaden and
deepen their relationships with consumers and merchants."

CONTACTS:
Andrew Ciafardini
Director of Public Relations for Vantiv
513.900.5308
andrew.ciafardini@vantiv.com

Aleis Stokes
VP Media & Public Relations for ICBA
202.821.4457
aleis.stokes@icba.org

About ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank, N.A.
ICBA Bancard is the wholly owned payment services subsidiary of the Independent
Community Bankers of America. ICBA Bancard provides community banks with
equitable access to cutting edge credit, debit and merchant processing products
in addition to remote deposit, Internet Banking and ATM solutions. For more
information, visit the ICBA Bancard website at www.icbabancard.com or call
800-242-4770.

About Vantiv, Inc.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), is a leading, integrated payment processor
differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a
comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and
technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the
U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single
provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become
more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest
merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of
transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding
further into high growth payment segments, such as prepaid, ecommerce, mobile
and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-
to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit
www.vantiv.com.



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registration.

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