September 28, 2007

Discover Financial Services Recognized For Information Technology Innovation

InformationWeek 500 Ranking Highlights Functionality of Discover(R) Business Card and Improvements to Web Site User Experience

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2007--For the second straight year, Discover Financial Services ranks among the top half of U.S. companies on the distinguished InformationWeek 500 list of the most innovative users of information technology.

Discover's 2007 entry highlighted its technology department's accomplishments associated with the online functionality of the Discover(R) Business Card and the creation of tools to improve the user experience at

"This recognition further highlights our technology staff's use of holistic strategic solutions to serve every aspect of our company," said Diane Offereins, Discover's chief technology officer. "It also underscores Discover's commitment to continually improving products and services that give our customers what they expect in terms of service, convenience and safety."

For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

"The InformationWeek 500 honors today's leading companies who set the benchmark for business technology strategies and projects," said John Siefert, InformationWeek vice president and publisher. "The companies on our list are some of the most innovative users of technology."

Discover ranked 174th in 2007, the second straight year that the company has being among the top 200 companies on the list.

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About Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) operates the Discover Card with more than 50 million cardmembers, the Discover Network with millions of merchant and cash access locations, and the Goldfish credit card business in the United Kingdom. Discover Financial Services also operates the PULSE ATM/debit network, which serves more than 4,400 financial institutions and includes nearly 260,000 ATMs, as well as POS terminals, nationwide. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Discover Financial Services