NORTH CANTON, Ohio, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), through its charitable arm, the Diebold Foundation, has pledged to donate $250,000 over the next four years to Operation HOPE, whose mission is to expand economic opportunity to underserved populations both in the U.S. and around the world through financial education and empowerment.
According to a recent report, 2 billion adults globally remain without access to financial services. The support of Diebold Nixdorf will enable Operation HOPE to continue empowering the world's underbanked and unbanked populations through financial education, including, credit and money management, homeownership preparedness and small business entrepreneurship programs.
"We would like to thank Diebold Nixdorf for their generous support of the work of Operation HOPE," said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE. "The support of an important player in the financial services industry, like Diebold Nixdorf, helps us continue to impact more lives by making banking more accessible to people around the world."
John Kristoff, vice president and chief marketing and communications officer, Diebold Nixdorf, said, "We are thrilled to support Operation HOPE and its mission. Our connected commerce solutions have been helping our customers improve individuals' access to financial services for years. This new partnership with Operation HOPE utilizes that expertise and experience and will help to improve financial services access to underserved people around the world."
About Operation HOPE
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers.
About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world's top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an 'always on' and changing consumer landscape.
Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol 'DBD'. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.
 The World Bank. 2014 Global Financial Development Report. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTGLOBALFINREPORT/Resources/8816096-1361888425203/9062080-1364927957721/GFDR-2014_Complete_Report.pdf
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