On May 1, 2007, M & F Worldwide Corp., Clarke American's parent company, completed the acquisition of the John H. Harland Company. This historic event marked a clear turning point for both companies-a turn onward and upward, bringing the best of our organizations forward. Now, the former Harland Printed Products and Clarke American organizations have come together under a new name, Harland Clarke, and we share an even greater commitment to your success.
We are very excited about the future of the combined company. Now more than ever, we are uniquely positioned to help you meet the challenges facing financial institutions. Our complementary products and services establish Harland Clarke as a market-leader in the financial services industry with a demonstrated commitment to quality, innovation and performance excellence. Our goal is to build on our more than 200 years of combined industry leadership to deliver a customer experience that will result in greater satisfaction and results for you and your accountholders.
The Delivering Value newsletter is one of the many ways we will continue to share information and insights with you to help your business thrive. In this issue, we focus on getting the most out of your marketing dollars. Whether your goals are to acquire, grow or retain customers, our marketing services experts share ideas, client testimonials, and case studies to help you achieve your business objectives.
I would also like to extend a personal invitation for you to join us for Harland Financial Solutions' annual Connections Conference, September 19-22, in San Diego. The conference features a variety of sessions covering technology, marketing and payment solutions, as well as networking opportunities. I will be there along with other representatives of Harland Clarke, and we look forward to meeting you. To learn more about the conference, please see our ad on the back cover.
Thank you for partnering with Harland Clarke. We value your business and invite your questions, comments and suggestions on ways that we can better serve you. To contact us or to learn more about the newly formed company, please visit our website, www.harlandclarke.com.
Executive Vice President