ATLANTA, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Payments Inc.
(NYSE: GPN), a leader in payment processing services, announced today that
Institutional Investor has, for the fourth year in a row, named its Chairman,
President and CEO, Paul R. Garcia, among "The Best CEOs in America." The
January 2008 issue of the leading investment publication ranked Garcia among
the best CEOs in the "Technology -- Computer Services and IT Consulting"
business sector. This is the sixth time Institutional Investor magazine has
identified America's most outstanding chief executives by asking the country's
largest investors to evaluate leaders throughout the United States.
To arrive at the list of the "Best U.S. CEOs," Institutional Investor
surveyed 900 portfolio managers, analysts and other investment professionals
at 425 institutions to name the best U.S. CEOs in the sectors in which they
invest. The respondents provided their first, second and third choices and the
votes were then weighted with first place votes counting the most. The
complete listing is available at http://www.iimagazine.com.
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading provider of electronic
transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales
Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies,
multi-national corporations and gaming establishments located throughout the
United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Global Payments offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit
and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic
check conversion and check guarantee, check verification and recovery, as well
as terminal management. The company also provides consumer money transfer
services from the U.S. and Europe to destinations in Latin America, Morocco,
and the Philippines. For more information about the company and its services,
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements pursuant to the
"safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such
as product demand, market and customer acceptance, the effect of economic
conditions, competition, pricing, development difficulties, foreign currency
risks, costs of capital, continued certification by credit card associations,
the ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions, and other risks detailed
in the Company's SEC filings, including the most recently filed Form 10-Q or
Form 10K, as applicable. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise any
of these statements to reflect future circumstances or the occurrence of
Global Payments Inc.
Phyllis McNeill, of Global Payments Inc., +1-770-829-8245,