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Discover Named One Of The Best Places To Work In Information Technology

July 11, 2011

2011 Marks the 9th Consecutive Year Discover Recognized for Benefits, Work Life

RIVERWOODS, Ill., Jul 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has been named as one of Computerworld magazine's"100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" for 2011. Discover ranked 35, marking the ninth consecutive year the company has been named to the list.

"Our IT employees maintain a close partnership with the business as we work together to drive results and deliver value directly to our customers," said Glenn Schneider, senior vice president and chief information officer at Discover. "Being honored with this award consecutively for so many years reinforces our commitment to retaining and attracting top talent that thrives in a collaborative environment focused on providing a rewarding experience for consumers."

Computerworld's annual "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" list honors organizations that offer their IT staffs the best benefits, competitive salaries, opportunities for training and advancement, interesting project work and a flexible and diverse work environment.

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."

To be considered for the award, each applicant must have a minimum of 50 IT employees, with at least half of the IT staff based in the U.S., and must submit an extensive survey. Survey questions include information on company benefits, diversity, professional development, succession and retention.

The18th annual "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" list is available online at http://www.computerworld.com.

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+ 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 (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). 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. For more information, visit http://www.discoverfinancial.com.

SOURCE: Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services
Jon Drummond, 224-405-1888
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