CINCINNATI, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the United States, announced today that it was added to the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index(SM) (Wilshire 5000(SM)) effective after the markets' close in conjunction with the monthly additions and deletions of the index.
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Vantiv listed on the New York Stock Exchange on March 22, 2012.
The Wilshire 5000(SM), the original pure and complete(SM) measure of the U.S. stock market, was developed in 1974 by Dennis A. Tito, chairman and chief executive officer of Wilshire Associates Incorporated. It is widely considered the best way to track the U.S. equities market and estimate market value changes. The Wilshire 5000 Total Market exchange-traded fund (NYSE Arca: WFVK) is the only ETF based upon the Wilshire 5000.
"I am very pleased that Vantiv will be a part of the Wilshire 5000 Index, a respected measure of market activity," said Charles Drucker, CEO of Vantiv. "With a successful initial public offering behind us, we welcome this opportunity to continue raising Vantiv's visibility within the investment community."
About Vantiv, Inc.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as ecommerce, mobile, prepaid and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit http://www.vantiv.com/.
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