May 22, 2018

Discover Earns a Perfect 100 Score for LGBTQ Equality Five Years in a Row

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Discover Financial Services has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign’s Annual Corporate Equality Index for the fifth year in a row.

The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

“With a diverse employee community comes the need to ensure that every Discover employee feels a sense of belonging and inclusion,” said David Nelms, chairman and chief executive of Discover. “These varying viewpoints drive broader thinking, as well as innovation and change to meet the needs of our customers and communities. We are committed to a workplace that supports collaboration and innovation.”

A total of 947 businesses spanning nearly every industry and geography have been rated in the 2018 index. Of those, 609 companies, including Discover, earned a top score of 100.

Discover benefits from employee resource groups that foster an inclusive environment, promote company values and drive business results. The group that supports LGBTQ employees, known as PRIDE, was behind the launch of a “We Accept” campaign to encourage merchants in areas with a large LGBTQ community to use a rainbow-themed sticker to denote that Discover cards are accepted at their places of business. The group also advocated for a Discover card graphic rainbow design option for cardmembers. Other Discover employee resource groups represent Asians, Latinos, African Americans, women, young professionals, experienced leaders, veterans and other groups.

For more information about Discover’s culture, diversity efforts and benefits, visit

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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 issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the 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

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