ADP Shareholders Re-Elect All 10 ADP Directors at 2017 Annual Meeting

"I greatly appreciate the strong support from our shareholders and the reaffirmation of their confidence in the board," said John Jones, chairman.

ADP (No. 17 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) announced Nov. 7 that, based on a preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor, shareholders have voted to re-elect all 10 of ADP's highly qualified directors to the ADP Board of Directors.


Pershing Square's three director nominees each received support from holders of less than 20 percent of ADP's outstanding shares and less than 25 percent of the shares voted at the meeting, and were not elected to the ADP Board.

John Jones, chairman of the Board, said, "I greatly appreciate the strong support from our shareholders and the reaffirmation of their confidence in the Board by re-electing all 10 of our incumbent directors. Over the past several months, we have had the opportunity to speak with many of them about ADP's performance, strategy and our positive outlook for the future, as well as hear their ideas and views of the Company. We appreciate all of their input and look forward to continuing that dialogue."

Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO said, "I would like to thank our shareholders for the vote of confidence in our Board and management team, as well as our talented associates for their hard work and relentless focus over the last several months. We are more energized than ever about building on ADP's strengths to anticipate and deliver on our clients' Human Capital Managementneeds.

"At the same time, this process has sharpened our focus on the importance of insightful, strategic engagement with our investors, which, over the past few months, has given us a greater appreciation of our owners' perspectives on our business and growth plans. We plan to maintain an active and productive dialogue with shareholders as we continue to transform ADP's business and create value for all of our stakeholders."

The vote is subject to certification by the Independent Inspectors of Election. Further details regarding the results of the 2017 Annual Meeting will be included in a Current Report on Form 8-K that ADP will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), at which time it will become available at www.ADP.com and www.sec.gov.

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Changes in talent demographics, working arrangements and technology are impacting how employees need and want to be paid. To meet these shifts, paycards and digital accounts are increasingly becoming attractive options, allowing employees to access their pay how and when they want. Additionally, employers now have the opportunity to take an active interest in the financial wellbeing of their workers to help them get the most out of their pay.

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"The world of work is changing and our clients look to us as the market leader in payments, to help them better engage with their entire workforce," said Doug Politi, president of Compliance Solutions at ADP. "Wisely Pay is leading the way people get paid in the future as a true bank alternative, with innovative services like instant pay, savings, digital wallet, and other financial management and wellness features that are better aligned with the evolving workforce."

The functionality of digital accounts, including paycards, and ease of access to funds have made them particularly popular among Millennials. According to a recent report commissioned by ADP, almost half of Gen Z (47 percent) and nearly a third of Millennials (31 percent) would turn down a job if they were unable to choose their method of pay. Additionally, this report revealed that 47 percent of Millennials and 66 percent of Gen Z have used a pre-loaded payment card in the last 12 months.

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  • Advanced technologies: Best-in-class experiences for cardholders and administrators from ADP's in-house digital payments platform, built by Global Cash Card and ADP's award-winning Instant Funding APIs.
  • Pay flexibility: Wisely Pay offers multiple ways to receive, spend, and manage money, including fully electronic options like peer-to-peer transfers, instant pay, and mobile digital wallets by Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay® and Android Pay®.
  • Attracting and retaining talent: The multi-generational workforce places unique demands on employers and Wisely Pay helps satisfy the needs of workers by offering a banking alternative with numerous funding options, easy cash access, broad purchasing capability, ability to avoid paper check fees and modern financial management tools.
  • Peace of mind: With a 50-state electronic pay program, backed by market-leading expertise and experience in the regulatory landscape, employers can rely on ADP Compliance Solutions, advanced data security and single point-of-contact resolution for all employer support or cardholder issues (e.g. fraud prevention, dispute resolution).

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