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FIS Reports Strong Third Quarter Results; Reiterates Full-Year Outlook

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FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today reported a 2.8% increase in revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. GAAP net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders rose 3.1% and increased 6.4% per diluted share.

Third quarter revenue increased 5.0% on an organic basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions and foreign currency. FIS has posted organic growth approaching 5.0% or better in seven of the last eight quarters. On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders increased 1.1% to $187.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012, up 5.0% compared to the year-ago quarter.

“It was another very strong quarter for our company,” stated Frank Martire, chairman and chief executive officer of FIS. “We continue to execute our business strategy and are well positioned to deliver our full year financial targets.”

GAAP Results

Revenue increased 2.8% to $1.44 billion in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $1.40 billion in the third quarter of 2011. GAAP net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders totaled $147.8 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $143.4 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, FIS reported revenue of $4.3 billion, a 3.4% increase compared to the year-ago period. GAAP net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders totaled $395.1 million, representing an 8.7% increase compared to the prior-year period, up 12.7% per diluted share.

Year to date, FIS has repurchased $251 million of common stock, including $100 million in the third quarter. “Our strong cash flow and disciplined capital management have enabled us to return $427 million to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases through the first nine months of the year,” Martire noted.

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