Exhibit 99.1
(T SYS LOGO)
Total System Services, Inc.    
One TSYS Way   +1.706.649.2307
P.O. Box 2567   +1.706.649.5740
Columbus, GA 31902-2567   www.tsys.com
    NYSE: TSS
For immediate release.
Contacts:
Shawn Roberts
TSYS Investor Relations
+1.706.644.6081
shawnroberts@tsys.com
TSYS REPORTS EARNINGS FOR 2008
ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR 2009
Columbus, Ga., January 27, 2009 —
TSYS today announced the results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2008. Total revenues grew 7.6% in the fourth quarter to $493 million and 7.4% for the year to $1,939 million compared to 2007. On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, TSYS reported basic earnings per share (EPS) of $1.28 for the year and $0.34 for the fourth quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding one-time spin costs, TSYS reported basic EPS of $1.32 for the year and $0.34 for the quarter, which exceed analysts’ consensus of $1.30 for the year and $0.33 for the quarter.
The reported results include a significant shift in currency conversion rates that occurred primarily in the fourth quarter which were unfavorable to TSYS. Accordingly, the company has included a schedule with this release that provides revenues and operating results on a constant currency basis. This non-GAAP measure presents 2008 financial results using prior year foreign currency exchange rates. Most notable was the impact to TSYS’ Global Services segment in the fourth quarter. On a constant currency basis, total revenues grew 41% as compared to reported growth of 14%. Management measures the performance of its global business on the basis of constant currencies.
The headwinds from the unexpected strengthening of the U.S. Dollar in the fourth quarter across most currency conversion rates resulted in a decrease related to the translation of foreign currency denominated financial statements of $0.03 for the year and $0.02 for the quarter in basic EPS on a constant currency basis. This masked TSYS’ strong growth in its Global Services segment on a constant currency basis.
“The formidable challenges resulting from the current worldwide financial crisis exceed anything that we have ever seen in our history. We are extremely proud of the way our team has met these challenges. We will continue to deal with these challenges through global growth, increased value-added product sales and expense controls. We expect 2009 net income to be in the range of slightly down to flat which reflects our commitment to successfully managing our business in these difficult times. At

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