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Experian recognized by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling for its commitment and contributions to financial education

Experian's vice president of public education receives honor at the 47th Annual Leaders Conference

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that its vice president of public education, Maxine Sweet, was recognized by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) with its Making the Difference Award during the organization's 47th Annual Leaders Conference in Charlotte, N.C., which took place Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2012.

Introduced in 2005, the NFCC's Making the Difference Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to assisting consumers with financial literacy, awareness and education, furthering the NFCC's mission, vision and programs through a national presence.

"Maxine Sweet personifies this award," said Gail Cunningham, vice president of membership and public relations at the NFCC. "Her level of commitment, passion and knowledge combined with Experian's financial education resources has made a remarkable impact on consumers' lives."

"It is a true honor to receive an award with such great meaning," Sweet said. "As a company, we strive to make a difference. Through the services we provide, the organizations we support and the communities we serve, we will continue to make financial education the heart of Experian."

The NFCC's Annual Leaders Conference addresses relevant and timely topics affecting the credit counseling sector. Attendees convene to network and to learn more about the latest developments in the housing, bankruptcy, legislative and financial education sectors.

Sweet and Rod Griffin, Experian director of public education, also conducted a Credit Ambassador workshop for NFCC educators and counselors at the conference. The workshop provided an overview on how to build or restore credit and what to do in case of fraud as well as discussed other consumer resources available from Experian.

To learn more about Experian's financial education resources, please visit http://www.LiveCreditSmart.com.

About NFCC
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCC's mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC Members annually help more than three million consumers through close to 750 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800) 682-9832) or visit www.nfcc.org. Visit us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on Twitter: twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/NFCC09 and our blog:http://financialeducation.nfcc.org/.

About Experian 
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Kristine Snyder
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5192
[email protected]

SOURCE Experian

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