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Sallie Mae's Jerry Archer Recognized as Information Security Executive of the Year

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Award Honors Company Programs in Risk Management and Data Security</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sallie Mae's Jerry Archer Recognized as Information Security Executive of the Year10:28 EST Wednesday, December 28, 2011 NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- Sallie Mae's Chief Security Officer, Jerry Archer, was selected as a recipient of the Information Security Executive (ISE) North America Award 2011. The award recognized information security executives for outstanding achievements in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security and was presented by T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. “Jerry Archer was chosen amongst an elite team of security executives from influential companies all over the U.S. and Canada. His award marks a distinguished career and highlights his important contributions to the technology security industry,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N. The nationally acclaimed ISE Program Series and Awards offers the nation's top recognition for security professionals. The award salutes Sallie Mae's information security team's accomplishments ensuring millions of customers can rely on the company's systems which transact billions of dollars to save and pay for college securely and smoothly. Additional recipients include leaders from Fortune 500 companies such as GE Capital, Kaiser Permanente and The Walt Disney Company. Archer joined Sallie Mae in 2009 and has more than 30 years of experience at other leading companies and government agencies, including Intuit, Visa and the CIA. He is a founder and board member of the Cloud Security Alliance; a fellow at the Ponemon Institute, the premier consumer privacy research institute; a member of the Advisory Board, George Mason University International Cyber Center; on the Security Innovation Network Showcase steering committee; and a member of numerous industry and corporate advisory boards. Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae helps turn education dreams into reality for 25 million customers. With products and services that include college savings programs, scholarship search tools, education loans, tuition insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. Sallie MaeDebby Hohler, 617-454-6741dhohler@upromise.com