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Paycom Employees Give Over $30,000 to PADI AWARE Foundation

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 23, 2021) – Paycom Software, Inc., (NYSE:PAYC), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, presented a $33,430 check to PADI AWARE Foundation to help address key ocean threats, which include marine debris, climate change, marine habitat loss and vulnerable species protection.

During the month of July, Paycom hosted a companywide phishing simulation to educate employees on fraudulent emails and to raise funds for PADI AWARE Foundation. In addition to employee contributions, Paycom donated $1 to PADI AWARE each time an employee correctly reported a phishing email.

“PADI AWARE Foundation is honored to benefit from Paycom’s extraordinary generosity,” said Lauren Wiskerson, development manager of PADI AWARE Foundation. “The foundation relies on individual donations to fuel our critical conservation work planned over the next decade that will create a more sustainable ocean future.”

PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded, charitable nonprofit organization with three registered charities across the globe, sharing a mission to drive local action for global ocean conservation. With 6,600 dive centers, PADI AWARE collects critical data to advance research on the key threats to the oceans and is the world’s largest underwater citizen science movement.

“Through their donation to PADI AWARE, our employees are helping support the conservation of ocean and marine life, which impacts us all,” said AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of governmental and community affairs. “I’m proud of our partnership with this worldwide organization and the important preservation work they do, which often goes unseen.”

This donation comes as part of Paycom’s ongoing giving campaign, in which employees have the opportunity to donate to a variety of local and national causes. Additional ways they give back include volunteer events and service initiatives that strengthen families and communities.

A network of over 128,000 PADI professionals across the globe, combined with AWARE’s strengths in conservation, 30 years of program deployment and policy expertise, make a truly unique voice for the protection of the underwater world. Through the help of its donors, PADI AWARE has protected over two dozen shark and ray species, driven over 222,000 conservation actions, removed 2 million pieces of marine debris and advanced groundbreaking citizen science.

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About Paycom
As a leader in payroll and HR technology, Oklahoma City-based Paycom redefines the human capital management industry by allowing companies to effectively navigate a rapidly changing business environment. Its cloud-based software solution is based on a core system of record maintained in a single database for all human capital management functions, providing the functionality that businesses need to manage the complete employment lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. Paycom has the ability to serve businesses of all sizes and in every industry. As one of the leading human capital management providers, Paycom serves clients in all 50 states from offices across the country.