FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, announced today that submissions are now open for the 2018 FIS Impact Awards. In its second year, the FIS Impact Awards program recognizes FIS clients that have used FIS technology, services or solutions in innovative ways to enhance customer service and drive tangible business results. The 2018 program is open to FIS clients in North America and the United Kingdom. Submissions are independently judged by leading industry analyst research group Celent. For each of the winning entries, FIS will make a $10,000 donation in the client's name to a charitable organization chosen through the FIS Foundation. In its inaugural year, FIS donated $90,000 to charities on behalf of Impact Award winners. "At FIS, we love learning of the innovative ways that our clients are using our technology to better serve their customers and achieve their business goals," said Gary Norcross, president and CEO, FIS. "The FIS Impact Awards are designed to recognize that innovation while giving back to the community in the process. We are excited to kick off this year's program and look forward to honoring our clients' impressive work." "Celent is delighted to be partnering with FIS again in 2018 to judge the Impact Awards," said Dan Latimore, senior vice president, Celent. "We are excited to see the program expanding to additional markets and look forward to seeing the innovative ways that FIS clients around the world are using technology to drive a tangible impact in their businesses." The deadline for submissions is Dec. 13. Award categories reflect the full spectrum of financial services organizations served by FIS: Banking & Wealth, Payments, Corporate, Buy Side, Sell Side and Insurance. Awards will be presented at the FIS client conferences in 2018. About FIS FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 53,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500 ® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com. Follow FIS on Facebook ( facebook.com/FIStoday) and Twitter ( @FISGlobal).