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ACI Worldwide’s Rawan Shawar Wins ‘Rising Star’ Award at Women in Payments USA Symposium

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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NAPLES, Fla.—February 11, 2020—ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Rawan Shawar, senior software engineer, has been recognized at the U.S. Women in Payments Symposium, receiving the ‘Rising Star’ award for her technical excellence, leadership capabilities, mentorship and advocacy efforts.

Since joining ACI, Rawan has held numerous roles in the Product Development division, and currently leads a team of engineers responsible for ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution, which is used around the world by leading banks and financial institutions. Additionally, Rawan is actively involved in ACI’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) program and is a mentor for Money20/20’s ‘Rise Up’ academy.

“Rawan has a natural leadership style and brings a positive attitude and enthusiasm to every project she takes on; something that is recognized by our customers as well as peers,” said Shelley Ahlers, senior vice president – Product Development, ACI Worldwide. “ACI is a payments technology company with a customer-centric focus, which Rawan embodies perfectly. She is a deserving recipient of this award and we appreciate the drive and passion for action that Rawan – and all the other ACI leaders chosen as finalists for these awards – bring to our company.”

“It is humbling and inspiring to be recognized at the U.S. Women in Payments Awards alongside women who innovate, educate and have contributed so much to the industry,” said Rawan Shawar, senior software engineer, ACI Worldwide. “I am a big believer in the value of support networks and mentors and have benefited hugely from this myself. I have to acknowledge the vital role that ACI has played in my success and the opportunities that it has provided – and I hope this is something I can give back as I continue to further my career in the payments industry.”

A further five ACI leaders were recognized as finalists for the U.S. Women in Payments Awards, including Mandy Killam, WIP Change Agent Award; Erika Dietrich, WIP Educator Award; and Sylvie Boucheron-Saunier and Eve Aretakis, WIP Distinguished Payments Professional.

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 6,000 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

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