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Jesse Spikes Named to Harland Board of Directors

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA (March 13, 2001) -- Jesse J. Spikes has been named to the board of directors of John H. Harland Company (NYSE: JH). Spikes, 50, is a partner with the Atlanta law firm of Long Aldridge & Norman LLP. Prior to joining Long Aldridge, Spikes was legal adviser to Al Bahrain Arab African Bank in Bahrain. He has broad experience in a number of areas, including insurance, international banking and the privatization of government services. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Spikes replaces Juanita Baranco who is stepping down from the board. "Jesse's experience will help us fulfill our mission of producing superior returns for our shareholders, and I look forward to working with him in making Harland an even stronger company," said Timothy C. Tuff, chairman and chief executive officer of Harland.