Long-Term Investment, Financial Soundness, Quality of Management and Social Responsibility Cited as Key Reputational Attributes for Leading Provider of Data-Driven Marketing and Loyalty Solutions
Dallas, March 20, 2014 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today announced it has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2014 list of World’s Most Admired Companies in the category of consumer credit card and related services. Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, Epsilon® and LoyaltyOne®, owner and operator of the AIR MILES® Reward Program.
Long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of management, use of corporate assets and social responsibility were among the top-rated criteria that earned Alliance Data the distinction of a “most admired” company. In addition, the company’s innovation and people management were highly rated.
“This distinction is validation that Alliance Data has grown into one of the world’s most valuable companies and has done it in the right way,” said Ed Heffernan, chief executive officer of Alliance Data. “We are a family of companies with a long history of delivering investment value and making success happen for our clients, but equally important to Alliance Data is our focus on being a good corporate citizen and empowering our associates to do great things each and every day.”
More than 15,000 top executives, directors, financial and industry analysts are surveyed to create the annual Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies ranking. Survey respondents are asked to rate companies based on ability to attract and retain talented people; quality of management; social responsibility to the community and environment; innovativeness; quality of products or services; wise use of corporate assets; financial soundness; long-term investment value; and effectiveness in doing business globally.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 12,000 associates at more than 80 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our website, www.alliancedata.com, or follow us on Twitter via @AllianceData.
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