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Jack Henry is recognized by Newsweek and Inc.
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Jack Henry is recognized by Newsweek and Inc.

Jack Henry ranks on two national lists

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Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) recently ranked on two national lists.

The Monett-based financial software firm was named among Newsweek's Most Responsible Companies and Inc.'s Best-Led Companies, according to a news release.

The Newsweek rank is Jack Henry's first time on the list, which measures companies based on their environmental and social work.

Jack Henry placed No. 403 out of 500 companies, with a 67.3 score out of a possible 100. The company scored the best in corporate governance, followed by its social and environmental scores.

"Our focus on corporate responsibility is rooted in the guiding principles Jack Henry was founded on – do the right thing, do whatever it takes and have fun – and keeping people at the heart of everything we do as we look to the future," said Tara Brown, director of corporate responsibility at Jack Henry, in the release. "Sustainability has been, and will always be, an important part of Jack Henry's culture."

On Inc.'s Best-Led Companies list, Jack Henry ranked No. 84 out of 250. It's the only company in Missouri on the list, which has criteria including hiring and retaining talent and crisis management.

"This achievement reflects strong leadership at all levels of Jack Henry, and we're honored to be ranked among the companies recognized for management excellence," Jack Henry board Chair, President and CEO David Foss said in the release.

To start its fiscal year, Jack Henry last month reported first-quarter profits of $102.1 million, an increase from $91.2 million a year earlier.

JKHY shares were trading at $157.64 as of 9:58 a.m., compared with a 52-week range of $141.65 to $179.98 per share.

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