TSYS and NetSpend Executives to Present at PayThink

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 23, 2015 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS), and NetSpend, a TSYS company, today announced that the companies will have three executives speak at the upcoming PayThink Forum, September 28-30, in Las Vegas, Nev. Lisa Henken, vice president, customer experience at NetSpend, will join Shane Irvin, director of payment solutions, TSYS, and Adam Smitherman, associate director of payment solutions, TSYS, at next week’s conference.

PayThink is an annual gathering of leading strategists and disruptors changing the face of the prepaid, debit, ATM, and mobile payments landscape.

Henken will serve as the chairperson for the “Prepaid: Strategies & Innovation” track at the conference, and will make opening remarks for the track on Tuesday, September 29, at 2 p.m. PDT. She will also take part in a panel discussion, titled Consumer Financial Health as a Quality Framework for Prepaid Provider on, Tuesday, September 29, at 4:15 p.m. PDT. Henken will discuss how rapid evolution, new regulatory trends, growing use by millennials, and addition of credit and savings features to product platforms  have begun to rapidly change the dynamics of the prepaid marketplace. As a result, providers are being forced to find new ways to compete and build customer loyalty. Henken’s panel will look at effective strategies for product innovation and marketing in this new environment.

Irvin and Smitherman will co-present along with Angela Finn, vice president, manager of prepaid and debit products for Commerce Bank, in a session titled “How Consumers’ Preferences Can Shape Your Strategy,” on Wednesday, September 30, at 11 a.m. PDT. Smitherman will present select findings from TSYS’ 2015 Consumer Payment Study, which will be released on the morning of September 28. The study illustrates how the payments industry continues to evolve through the development and availability of new products. Irvin along with Finn will discuss how consumer choices will help drive the progress and innovation of payments in the future.

The conference will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit

TSYS’ 2015 Consumer Payments Study will be available for free download at starting the morning of September 28.

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 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website. For more, please visit us at