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HealthEquity Appoints New Director to the Board

/EIN News/ -- DRAPER, Utah, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) (“HealthEquity” or the “Company”), the nation’s largest health savings account (HSA) non-bank custodian, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Debra McCowan to the Company’s Board of Directors and to its Compensation Committee, effective April 1, 2018. Ms. McCowan is a human resources professional that has more than 25 years of global management experience, focusing on and delivering operational effectiveness and human capital best practices.

“We are delighted that Debra has joined our Board of Directors,” said Robert Selander, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HealthEquity. “Debra brings a wealth of experience developing talent driven organizations with strong cultures focused on results. Her insights into organizational architectures that provide a framework to scale for future expansion and market alignment will be valuable as we position HealthEquity to continue its rapid growth. Debra will be a great addition to the board.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Ms. McCowan said, “I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors of HealthEquity. The company has an impressive reputation in the HSA and benefits market. HealthEquity’s passion and mission to empower healthcare consumers to save and spend more wisely, is helping millions of Americans each day.  HealthEquity’s remarkable growth, on both the top and bottom line, has landed it at the top of the industry. It is a pleasure to join an organization that is making such a difference to help improve America’s healthcare system.”

Ms. McCowan currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX), a global interconnection and data center company, since 2013. Prior to joining Equinix, Ms. McCowan was the co-founder and partner at Accelerance, Inc., served as Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Avago Technologies U.S. Inc., and Vice President of Human Resources for Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. Ms. McCowan graduated with a Post Graduate degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations Management from the University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from La Trobe University in Australia.

About HealthEquity
Founded in 2002, HealthEquity is one of the nation's largest health savings custodians. The company's innovative technology platform and tax-advantaged accounts help members build health savings, while controlling health care costs. HealthEquity services more than 3.4 million health savings accounts for 124 health plan and administrator partners and employees at more than 40,000 companies across the United States.

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