Discover Earns Top Marks for LGBT Equality for the Third Year in a Row

RIVERWOODS, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Discover Financial Services has been recognized as a Best Places to Work
for LGBT Equality for the third consecutive year after receiving a
perfect score on the annual Corporate Equality Index administered by the
Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate
policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. It provides
an in-depth analysis and rating of U.S. employers, their policies and
practices pertinent to LGBT employees. Ratings are determined by a
number of criteria that each company meets such as employment benefits
and non-discrimination policies.

“Receiving another perfect score underscores our commitment to diversity
and inclusion,” said David Nelms, chairman and chief executive officer
of Discover. “We believe in fostering a culture that not only
contributes to the company’s overall business priorities but embraces
and celebrates employee differences.”

Discover’s culture includes employee resource groups which represent
Asians, Latinos, African Americans, women, young professionals, more
experienced leaders, veterans and the LGBT community. The groups are
empowered by the company to enhance business results, assist in
recruiting, foster an inclusive environment and promote company success
in the marketplace and community. Approximately half of Discover’s
15,000 employees are registered members of at least one group.

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses
responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional
leadership,” said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program
Director. “Discover not only meets these standards, it goes above and
beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental
aspect of its corporate values.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The
organization works to end discrimination against LGBT and achieve
fundamental fairness and equality for all.

For more information about Discover’s corporate responsibility and
benefits, visit

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

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 lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all
Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and
realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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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