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Discover Ranks as a Best Place to Work in IT 10 Years in a Row

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Information Technology Recognized for Strong Benefits, Work/Life Balance</b></i> </p>

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Discover Ranks as a Best Place to Work in IT 10 Years in a Row08:30 EDT Thursday, June 28, 2012 RIVERWOODS, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Discover ranks 49th on IDG's Computerworld 2012 list of the “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology,” marking the 10th straight year the company has been recognized for its workplace environment. Computerworld's 19th annual list ranks the top 100 workplaces for technology professionals based on salary, benefits, diversity, career development and training, among other factors. “Working at Discover is not only about the initiatives our IT professionals get to engage in – it's partnering with the great people that differentiate our company and make it such an excellent place to work,” said Glenn Schneider, senior vice president and chief information officer at Discover. “Every day provides an opportunity for our technology personnel to collaborate with their business peers and do something they enjoy, and that creates an exciting environment.” Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers regarding company offerings, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. “The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects.” Discover's commitment to striking a healthy work/life balance, including offering employees 25 days of paid vacation and sick time and performance-based incentive plans, helped secure this year's top 50 ranking. IT employees can also participate in a “hoteling” telework program, enabling them to connect to the company network and work from home. To see current opportunities to work for Discover, including more information regarding campus locations and benefits, click here. To view Discover's full profile on the “Top 100” list, click here. About Computerworld Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com. About Discover Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com. Discover Financial ServicesRob Weiss, 224-405-6304robertweiss@discover.com