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Discover Ranked Among Best Places To Work In Information Technology For Eighth Straight Year

August 24, 2010

Annual Computerworld Honors Go to Companies with Dynamic Work Environments

RIVERWOODS, Ill., Aug 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has been named among Computerworld magazine's"100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" in 2010. Discover ranked 77th, marking the eighth consecutive year the company has made the list.

"Information technology is mission critical in delivering service to our customers, which makes our talented technology team a vital component of our success," said Glenn Schneider, senior vice president and chief information officer. "To be recognized eight consecutive years speaks volumes about Discover's commitment to empowering its employees to succeed in today's fast-paced, challenging marketplace."

Computerworld's annual "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" list honors organizations that challenge IT staff and promote the growth of the department. Companies are ranked after IT professionals are surveyed regarding company benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented people, offer them competitive pay, and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical."

The17th annual "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" list is available online at http://www.computerworld.com/spring/bp/2010/1.

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 Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ editions) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, 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 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,059,000 readers each issue (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2009). 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 http://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 personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. 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. Visit http://www.discoverfinancial.com.

SOURCE: Discover Financial Services

Jon Drummond
Discover Financial Services
224-405-1888
jondrummond@discover.com