First Data

http://www.firstdata.com/en_us/about-first-data/media/press-releases/03_11_10_02

http://www.firstdata.com/en_us/about-first-data/media/press-releases/03_11_10

Michael Capellas is gone on the day that earnings are announced. 4Q09 (EBITDA) was down to $530 million compared to $645 million prior year.  As a friend told me yesterday, it is quite telling that they put Joe Forehand (former chairman and CEO of Accenture) as the interim CEO. Accenture has a huge project going on right now to consolidate the 100s of disparate back end systems within First Data.