Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Board Of Directors Authorizes New $50 Million Share Repurchase Program

Heartland Payment Systems®, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payments processors, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new $50 million share repurchase program at its meeting on November 2.

Robert Carr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In October we completed the stock repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors in July of this year, raising the total amount of stock repurchased over the past 12 months to $100 million. This new program once again reaffirms our commitment to use our strong cash flow to reward our shareholders.”

This open-ended program is effective immediately. Repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Depending on market conditions and other factors, these repurchases may be commenced or suspended from time to time without prior notice.

About Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. ( HPY), the sixth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, ( www.merchantbillofrights.org), a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. The company is also a leader in the development of end-to-end encryption technology designed to protect cardholder data, rendering it useless to cybercriminals. For more detailed information, visit www.HeartlandPaymentSystems.com or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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