Synchrony Financial Earns Top Marks in Corporate Equality Index

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Synchrony Financial Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s 14
th Annual Scorecard, designated
“Best Place to Work” for LGBT Workplace Equality

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF),
a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail
heritage, is proud to announce today it received a perfect score of 100
percent in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation.


Synchrony Financial joins the ranks of other major U.S. businesses also
earning a perfect score this year.

“Synchrony Financial is proud to have earned a 100 score on the Human
Right Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and the designation as a “Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” said Marc Chini, Executive Vice
President and Human Resources Leader, Synchrony Financial. “Each and
every day at Synchrony Financial we work hard to foster a culture where
diversity in all its many forms is valued, appreciated and respected.
Our engagement with diversity is the right thing to do for our
employees, clients, customers and our shareholders. We believe we are
greater together.”

As an employer, Synchrony Financial is committed to an inclusive and
diverse workplace, where the input and contributions of all of its
employees are sought, respected and valued. Synchrony Financial’s
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Partnership (LGBTP) is one of
seven employee Engagement & Inclusion Networks, and works to ensure that
all employees are comfortable being their authentic selves in the
workplace.

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the
LGBT community. Synchrony Financial’s efforts in satisfying all of the
CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a
“Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses
responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional
leadership,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director
Deena Fidas. “Synchrony Financial 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.”

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index.

About the Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is 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 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 300,000 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 (formerly GE Capital Retail
Finance) offers private label and co-branded Dual Card™ 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
and twitter.com/SYFNews.

*Source: The Nilson Report (April, 2015, Issue # 1062) –
based on 2014 data.

©2015 Synchrony Bank/Synchrony Financial, All rights reserved.

Contacts

Synchrony Financial:
855-791-8007
media.relations@synchronyfinancial.com