Karen Kracher Named VP of Sales and Business Development for Harland; 23 Years Experience in Financial Services

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from John H. Harland Company

    ATLANTA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Kracher, a results-oriented sales
 leader with 23 years experience, has joined John H. Harland Company (NYSE:   JH)
 as vice president of sales and business development for its checks business,
 the company announced today.
     Kracher's experience includes serving as senior vice president of TCF
 Financial's Bank Services Division and Home Banking, where she had
 responsibility for developing the financial institution's online banking
 initiatives, increasing volume, and managing margins and cost of delivery.
     As vice president and general manager of the Payment Systems Division of
 Travelers Express, Inc., a $600 million leader in the processing of payment
 transactions, she initiated and implemented the Sales Discipline Process to
 ensure the sales force achieved its 20 percent growth target.
     Kracher spent 18 years with Deluxe Corporation, including her last
 position as corporate vice president and national sales manager, in which she
 managed sales revenue of $1.0 billion and managed the company's entry into the
 Canadian market.
     "Karen understands the financial services industry, and she knows how to
 translate that understanding into stronger customer relationships and new
 business," said David Passman, president of Harland Printed Products.  "Under
 her leadership, we'll be able to add considerable depth to our sales
 management process and overall business strategy."
 
     About Harland
     Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (www.harland.net ) is listed on the
 New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "JH."  Harland is a leading provider
 of software and printed products to the financial institution market.
 Harland's software solutions include, loan origination software, database
 marketing, host processing and mortgage services.  Harland's printed products
 offerings include checks, direct marketing and financial forms.  Scantron
 Corporation (www.scantron.com ), a wholly owned subsidiary, is a leading
 provider of software services and systems for the collection, management and
 interpretation of data to the financial, commercial and educational markets.
     This press release contains statements which may constitute "forward-
 looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  Those statements include statements regarding the intent,
 belief or current expectations of John H. Harland Company and members of its
 management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based.
 Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements
 are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
 and that the actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by
 such forward-looking statements.  Reference is made to the Risk Factors and
 Cautionary Statements section of Harland's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for
 additional information.  Harland undertakes no obligation to update or revise
 forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of
 unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.
 
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SOURCE John H. Harland Company
    ATLANTA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Kracher, a results-oriented sales
 leader with 23 years experience, has joined John H. Harland Company (NYSE:   JH)
 as vice president of sales and business development for its checks business,
 the company announced today.
     Kracher's experience includes serving as senior vice president of TCF
 Financial's Bank Services Division and Home Banking, where she had
 responsibility for developing the financial institution's online banking
 initiatives, increasing volume, and managing margins and cost of delivery.
     As vice president and general manager of the Payment Systems Division of
 Travelers Express, Inc., a $600 million leader in the processing of payment
 transactions, she initiated and implemented the Sales Discipline Process to
 ensure the sales force achieved its 20 percent growth target.
     Kracher spent 18 years with Deluxe Corporation, including her last
 position as corporate vice president and national sales manager, in which she
 managed sales revenue of $1.0 billion and managed the company's entry into the
 Canadian market.
     "Karen understands the financial services industry, and she knows how to
 translate that understanding into stronger customer relationships and new
 business," said David Passman, president of Harland Printed Products.  "Under
 her leadership, we'll be able to add considerable depth to our sales
 management process and overall business strategy."
 
     About Harland
     Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (www.harland.net ) is listed on the
 New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "JH."  Harland is a leading provider
 of software and printed products to the financial institution market.
 Harland's software solutions include, loan origination software, database
 marketing, host processing and mortgage services.  Harland's printed products
 offerings include checks, direct marketing and financial forms.  Scantron
 Corporation (www.scantron.com ), a wholly owned subsidiary, is a leading
 provider of software services and systems for the collection, management and
 interpretation of data to the financial, commercial and educational markets.
     This press release contains statements which may constitute "forward-
 looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  Those statements include statements regarding the intent,
 belief or current expectations of John H. Harland Company and members of its
 management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based.
 Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements
 are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
 and that the actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by
 such forward-looking statements.  Reference is made to the Risk Factors and
 Cautionary Statements section of Harland's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for
 additional information.  Harland undertakes no obligation to update or revise
 forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of
 unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.
 
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