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Alliance Data is now Bread FinancialTM | Nation/World

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 23, 2022–

Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) today announced that it will henceforth be known as Bread Financial, a leading-edge financial services company that provides simple and personalized payment, lending and… ‘saving. After a years-long transformation to streamline its business model, Bread Financial has evolved into a modern financial services company supported by technology and platform solutions that empower today’s consumer. The company’s earlier market-facing brands are now unified under the single, consistent name bread financial Mark.

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“This is a turning point for the company, as our new brand represents the strategic direction of our business transformation into a modern, state-of-the-art financial services company,” said Ralph Andretta, President and CEO of Bread Financial. “Combining the heart and bustle of a fintech with the discipline and stability of an established bank, Bread Financial will remain focused on delivering the innovative, omnichannel payment, lending and savings solutions that consumers demand. now at every stage of their financial journey. .”

Founded on the principles of choice, ease and trust, Bread Financial offers simple, personalized solutions that allow consumers to buy, borrow and save how they want, including exclusive credit cards and deposits directly to consumers. Bread Financial also drives partner growth and loyalty through a suite of white-label digital products that includes private-label and co-branded credit cards, installment loans and buy now, pay later (BNPL) .

“As we change our name and brand, as well as broaden our strategic focus to include more direct-to-consumer products, the fundamental elements that have driven our decades-long success will remain intact,” said Val Greer, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Bread Financial. “Specifically, this stage begins with our associates – the heart of our business – and our award-winning customer-focused, results-driven culture. We will continue to build on our 30-year legacy of creating value for our partners, and as we transform, we will continue to invest in data and analytics, innovative technologies and digital capabilities that meet the needs of our partners and consumers.

Bread Financial’s parent company is now Bread Financial Holdings, Inc., formerly Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The company’s common stock will begin trading under a new ticker symbol – BFH – on the New York Stock Exchange on April 4, 2022. Bread Financial’s two banking subsidiaries – Comenity Bank and Comenity Capital Bank – will retain their current names.

For more information, visit BreadFinancial.com.

About Bread Financial

MC Financial Bread (NYSE: ADS) is a leading-edge financial services company that provides simple, personalized payment, lending and savings solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digital choices that deliver ease, empowerment, financial flexibility, and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth to its partners through a full suite of products, including private label and co-branded credit cards , installment loans and buy now, pay later (BNPL) . Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded payment, loan and savings products.

Formerly Alliance Data, Bread Financial is an S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, committed to sustainable business practices powered by its more than 6,000 associates worldwide. To learn more about Bread Financial, visit BreadFinancial.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and instagram.

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CONTACT: Bread Financial

Brian Vereb – Investor Relations

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Shelley Whiddon – Media

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Rachel Stultz – Media

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA OHIO

KEYWORD INDUSTRY: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGIES FINANCE BANK

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