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TSYS Appoints Pamela Joseph President and COO


TSYS (NYSE: TSS) has announced that Pamela A. Joseph will join the company as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective May 1, 2016. In addition to joining the executive leadership team, she has also been elected as a member of the TSYS board of directors effective today.

“We are delighted that Pam will be joining our executive team as President and COO and is the newest member of our board of directors,” said M. Troy Woods, chairman, president and chief executive officer, TSYS. “She is immensely respected within the payments industry and has a deep familiarity with our company from years of working together which are tremendous assets as we strive to deliver People-Centered innovation in this rapidly evolving payments industry.”

“I have known and done business with TSYS for more than twenty years and am thrilled to be joining the team. TSYS clearly has best in class technology platforms and a blue chip customer roster. I look forward to driving additional client and partner benefits through product innovation and service enhancements,” commented Joseph.

Before retiring in June 2015, Joseph had served as vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp’s payment services division since December 2004, and had served as chairman and chief executive officer of Elavon, Inc., since November of the same year.

At U.S. Bancorp, Joseph had executive responsibility for all electronic payment product lines including consumer credit, debit, small business, prepaid, corporate, purchasing and fleet card programs and global acquiring. Joseph has been recognized by Payments Source as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments and by the American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking.

Before joining Elavon in 1994, she also served with Visa International as director of new market development. Prior to Visa, Joseph worked in the banking industry for more than eight years with Wells Fargo Bank.

Joseph currently serves on the board of directors of TransUnion, Paychex, and Centene Corporation. She is also Chairman of Women Leaders in Action, a nonprofit organization that helps educate young women in Africa. Joseph is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College.

About TSYS

At TSYS® (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people, not the other way around. We call this belief People-Centered Payments®. By putting people at the center of every decision we make, TSYS supports financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Through NetSpend®, A TSYS Company, we empower consumers with the convenience, security, and freedom to be self-banked. TSYS offers issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Ga., U.S.A., with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS is a member of The Civic 50 and was named one of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website. For more, please visit us at

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