Barclaycard US Appoints Managing Director of Communications

May 20, 2008, 01:00 ET from Barclaycard US

    WILMINGTON, Del., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin M. Sullivan has been
 named Managing Director, Communications for Barclaycard US, the credit card
 business of Barclays PLC in the United States.
     In this newly created role, Mr. Sullivan will oversee media relations
 and employee communications, working in concert with the Barclaycard Global
 Communications team in the U.K. He will also serve on the Barclaycard US
 Executive Committee.
     Mr. Sullivan maintains 20 years of experience in the payments industry.
 He most recently served as Senior Director-Strategic Alliances at
 Barclaycard US, where he worked to create new co-branded credit card
 programs with financial institutions such as banks and brokerages.
     Prior to joining Barclaycard US in 2005, Mr. Sullivan spent eight years
 at JPMorgan Chase in a variety of senior relationship, sales and marketing
 roles in the Card Services unit. Prior to that, he helped to build new
 categories of credit card acceptance in the U.S. Merchant group of
 MasterCard International in New York. From 1989 through 1992, he worked in
 travelers cheque marketing at American Express in New York.
     Mr. Sullivan began his career in communications at an advertising
 agency in Hilton Head Island, S.C. and later worked at Doremus Porter
 Novelli, an investor relations firm in New York.
     "A clear and decisive communications strategy is critical for a growing
 organization like ours," said Lloyd M. Wirshba, CEO of Barclaycard US.
 "Kevin's hands-on experience in our strategic alliances team coupled with
 his background in marketing communications will enable him to communicate
 the Barclaycard US story to our many audiences."
     "We are experiencing rapid growth at Barclaycard US and find ourselves
 at a point in which we will benefit from an increased focus on our
 communications both internally and externally. There are many opportunities
 to ensure key constituents are aware of what's happening. I look forward to
 this new challenge and in helping the company sustain its momentum."
     About Barclaycard US
     Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Barclaycard US creates customized
 co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful
 travel, entertainment, retail and financial institutions, including US
 Airways, Lufthansa, Barnes & Noble, Best Western, BJ's Wholesale Club,
 Travelocity and Carnival Cruise Lines. The company employs more than 1,200
 associates, and was named a Top Employer in Delaware in 2007. For more
 information please visit
     Globally, in addition to the US, Barclaycard provides credit cards in
 the U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Africa, India and the UAE. In
 South Africa, Barclaycard operates through ABSA and in the Nordic region,
 it operates through Entercard, a joint venture with Swedbank.
     Barclaycard is a division of Barclays PLC, a major global financial
 services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards,
 investment banking, wealth management and investment management services.
 With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates
 in over 50 countries, employs 135,000 people, and services accounts for
 over 27 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information
 about Barclays, please visit

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