First Data enables electronic payments around the world every second of every day for more than 6.2 million merchant locations, more than 4,000 card issuers and millions of consumers. As the recognized global leader, First Data secures and processes payment transactions, whether by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter. In 2012, the company processed nearly 58 billion electronic transactions worldwide representing $1.7 trillion in transaction volume. Headquartered in Atlanta, First Data operates in 34 countries and employs more than 24,000 people. The company’s 2012 consolidated revenue was $10.7 billion, ranking it No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. InformationWeek ranked First Data No. 112 among the top 500 companies in business and technology in 2013. Privately held, First Data is a KKR portfolio company.