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More Than 1,000 Credit Union Employees Collaborate at the Symitar Educational Conference and TechConnect

September 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO – Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Symitar® division announced that the Symitar Educational Conference (SEC) and TechConnect featured record attendance with approximately 1,000 credit union employees, 65 prospects considering a core system change, and 118 vendors.

The annual event, held August 28–31, 2017 in San Diego, is an opportunity for credit unions to interact with peers, share business strategies, and learn more about Symitar and the technologies driving their organizations. The SEC featured more than 100 educational and training classes, some of which are eligible for CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits and/or AAP (Accredited ACH Professional) renewal credits by NACHA, in addition to ample networking opportunities.

Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union was represented by 11 employees. George Rudolph, senior vice president of technology and operations of the $9.9 billion credit union, commented, “This is an educational and relationship building experience that continues to improve our connection with Symitar exponentially year after year. Core technology is a credit union’s lifeline and worthy of our time and investment. It is important that my team take advantage of these educational and developmental opportunities to know what’s on the technology horizon.

Highlights from the SEC included numerous sessions led by credit unions sharing technology best practices, and a fintech panel focused on how to best work with start-ups. Award winning speaker Sam Glenn, the attitude guy, and fintech consultant, speaker, and author David Peterson led keynotes focused on the power of a positive work environment and fostering creativity. Additional themes centered on security, payments, digital branch strategy, and digital personalization.

Ted Bilke, president of Symitar, added, “The SEC is a tremendous opportunity for Symitar’s associates and our diverse user base to collaborate and work together to achieve great things. The visions and alliances established at the SEC have seeded many great projects and technology achievements. As our user base continues to grow, the SEC will remain a critical tool to realizing the depths of our open infrastructure, functionality, and customization capabilities.”

Next year’s SEC is scheduled for August 27–September 1, 2018, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

About Symitar

Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.®, is the leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar has been selected as the primary technology partner by more than 800 credit unions, serving as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its solutions serve more than 9,000 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion dollar institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar® is a leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars® provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at