Harland Financial Solutions’ Focus on Opportunity During Challenging Times Drives Attendance to Annual Conference

Lake Mary, Florida (September 1, 2009) – Harland Financial Solutions is hosting its annual user conference, Connections 2009, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, September 23-26.

In addition to more than 200 solution-oriented sessions and presentations by industry thought leaders, this year’s event will offer attendees tactics to deploy around controlling expenses, mitigating risk and improving the customer experience, all areas Harland Financial Solutions has identified as key to furthering business in today’s challenging economic environment.

“This year’s conference will be more focused on deliverables associated with helping our clients overcome today’s unique challenges and helping them survive and thrive during this tumultuous time,” said Scott Hansen, executive vice president of business development, Harland Financial Solutions. “We recognize there are ample opportunities that exist even in the current market climate. As such, we want to help our clients take full advantage of this period to enhance the value they deliver to their customers and further the growth of their institutions.”

Stuart Varney, economist, business analyst and financial journalist, will be featured as the keynote speaker to address the rapidly shifting domestic and global economic trends. The conference will also feature executive sessions led by industry visionaries, including: Mary Dunn, Credit Union National Association; Marley Gray, Microsoft Corp; Mary Frances Monroe, American Bankers Association; Hal Oswalt, Brintech; Thomas J. Parliment, Parliment Consulting Services; Ruth Razook, RLR Management Consulting, Inc.; Terence Roche, Cornerstone Advisors; Ron Shevlin, Aité Group.

Harland Financial Solutions clients have positive things to say about prior Connections conferences, reinforcing the value it provides existing users.

“Connections is always a well-executed conference that provides attendees with useful information and techniques that they can take back and begin incorporating into their daily job responsibilities immediately,” said Susan Adams, president and CEO of Entrust Federal Credit Union. “This is especially important when we’re trying to make the most of our existing technology investments.”

“We’re watching our budget like everyone else; however, based on our attendance to Connections in past years, we feel it helps us make a lot of strong decisions. We don’t want to miss out on the valuable session content, as well as the opportunity to network with other bankers and hear what 

they are doing with the solutions,” said Danny Dugan, vice president of marketing, Yadkin Valley Bank. “An event like this offers the ideal forum for users to exchange ideas and share insight into the solutions they are using every day.”

Some of Harland Financial Solutions’ strategic partners will also participate in the event as exhibitors in the Partner Expo, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their own solutions that are compatible with Harland Financial Solutions’ products and engage with conference attendees.

Harland Financial Solutions’ clients can learn more and register for Connections 2009 at www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com/connections2009.

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About Harland Financial Solutions
Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. (www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com) supplies software and services to thousands of financial institutions of all sizes, offering its solutions in both an in-house and service bureau environment. It is a leader in core systems, business intelligence, branch automation, payment processing, enterprise content management, lending solutions, risk management, compliance, financial accounting, mortgage solutions and self service solutions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also owns Harland Clarke and Scantron.

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