Synchrony Financial Achieves Top Score for Corporate Equality Index Three Years in a Row

Synchrony Financial Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual LGBTQ Workplace Equality Ranking

Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:00 am EST

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STAMFORD, Conn.

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NYSE:
SYF

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ), one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services company, is proud to announce its perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national ranking on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. This is Synchrony Financial’s third year in a row receiving a perfect score of 100.

“Synchrony Financial is committed to promoting diverse practices for all of our employees, shareholders, prospective employees and the public,” said Marissa Lara, Chief Diversity Officer at Synchrony Financial. “We are excited to receive recognition for our continued diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure we remain a leader in LGBTQ workplace equality.”

Synchrony cultivates an environment of diversity and inclusion through its seven Diversity Networks, with involvement from over 7,000 Synchrony employees who work collectively to drive retention, development, growth and exposure of diverse talent throughout the company. Our LGBT Partnership Network’s mission is to attract and develop individuals by fostering an environment where they can excel, be their authentic selves, and serve as advocates in the communities and marketplaces we serve.

As part of the 2018 CEI, Synchrony was evaluated on its LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Synchrony’s commitment and policies satisfy all of the CEI’s criteria, resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ over 365,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial offers private label credit cards, Dual Card™, and general purpose co-branded credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at www.synchronyfinancial.com, facebook.com/SynchronyFinancial, www.linkedin.com/company/synchrony-financial and twitter.com/SYFNews.

*Source: The Nilson Report (June 2017, Issue # 1112) - based on 2016 data.

Contact:

Synchrony Financial
India Kessler, 203-585-2136
india.kessler@syf.com

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