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Harland Clarke:  A New Look and a New Beginning

Leadership Letter from LaRhesa Pollock

Executive Spotlight

LaRhesa Pollock is a member of Harland Clarke’s executive management team. Her team has responsibility for corporate communications, learning and development, and performance excellence. She has been with the company for 11 years.

LaRhesa PollockWhen embarking on a journey, it’s good to take a look back. Seeing where you’ve been not only shows how far you’ve come, but also helps clarify the steps you want to take as you move forward.

This issue of Delivering Value does both. You’ll find a timeline that details the rich history of both the John H. Harland Co. and Clarke American. You’ll also get a glimpse of what you can expect from Harland Clarke as it builds on more than 200 years of success.

What does that look like? In part, it includes concepts like trust, collaboration and partnership. You’ll read about the legacy of trust Harland Clarke continues to build on with our commitment to data security, and how our Financial Forms solutions can unearth significant savings for your financial institution—and activate the latent potential in it. You’ll also discover which payment methods the majority of your customers or members prefer, along with some turnkey products that benefit smaller financial institutions. We do all this because we have one focus in mind:  your business.

If this is your first issue of Delivering Value, welcome. Our goal is to provide you with valuable tools and insights within its pages. And whether you’re new to Delivering Value or you’ve been a regular reader, I hope you enjoy the new look and feel of our publication. It blends many of the elements that have been part of the newsletter since its inception with some additional features that come as a result of the new Harland Clarke brand.

Without question, 2007 has been a year of much excitement and change. In the few short months since M&F Worldwide Corp., the parent company of Clarke American, acquired John H. Harland Co. on May 1, we are ahead of plan in all areas. We continue to focus on our clients, bringing best-in-class solutions and capabilities to market to address financial institutions’ needs. As we greet the future together, we look forward to partnering with you in success for many years to come.

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Best regards,

LaRhesa Pollock
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications and Performance Excellence
Harland Clarke