TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today the promotion of Tony Hodge to Executive Vice President of Application Systems for its North America segment. A 30-year TSYS veteran, Hodge has held numerous IT leadership positions at TSYS, and is currently responsible for more than 1,000 IT professionals in the North America segment. Hodge studied Computer Information Management at Columbus State University, and has completed numerous Bankcard and IT certificate programs. During his tenure at TSYS, he has received numerous leadership awards, including the James H. Blanchard Leadership Award and the Georgia Trend Top 40 under 40 Award. Hodge currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers and is also active in the formation of the Columbus Technology Association of Georgia. “There is no better example of a hard working IT professional than Tony Hodge,” said Bill Pruett, president of TSYS’ North America segment. “His dedication to his work, and to TSYS, has proved invaluable over the years. Under his leadership and guidance, we expect to see great things from our North American IT group.” About TSYS At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people — not the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered Payments SM." By putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience. TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. For more information, please visit us at www.tsys.com.