Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2021

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3680 Victoria St. N.ShoreviewMN55126-2966
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(651) 483-7111
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Common stock, par value $1.00 per shareDLXNYSE

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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 11, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Deluxe Corporation (the “Company”) unanimously elected Telisa L. Yancy to the Board to serve for a term ending at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders. The Board has determined that Ms. Yancy qualifies as an independent director under the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Company’s director independence standards, as adopted by the Board.

Ms. Yancy is a business executive with a leadership career spanning 25 years, three industries, and roles in operations, marketing, distribution, and digital innovation. Ms. Yancy is currently the Chief Operating Officer of American Family Insurance, a Fortune 300 corporation with revenues in excess of $12 billion. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Yancy has primary responsibly for growth, product development, and all business and customer success. Ms. Yancy joined American Family Insurance in 2009 as the Director of Advertising, Brand and Media. She was promoted to Vice President in 2014 and Chief Marketing Officer in 2015, joining the company’s senior leadership team. Prior to joining American Family, Ms. Yancy served in general management, sales, marketing, and operations leadership positions in the automotive, fast-food, and digital consulting industries. She has led consumer marketing, growth, sales, and operations teams at the regional, national, and international level. Ms. Yancy serves on the board of directors of National Public Radio, where she is a member of the governance and audit committees. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Property and Casualty Insurance Association. Ms. Yancy holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Ms. Yancy’s compensation for Board service will be consistent with the arrangements described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed on March 15, 2021, under “Non-Employee Director Compensation.” In connection with her election to the Board, Ms. Yancy received restricted stock units on May 11, 2020, with a grant date fair value of approximately $150,000, which will vest on the first anniversary of the grant date.

Section 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the election of Ms. Yancy to the Board is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.


Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
101.INSXBRL Instance Document – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document
101.SCHXBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CALXBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEFXBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LABXBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PREXBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104Cover page interactive data file (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 12, 2021

/s/ Jeffrey L. Cotter
Jeffrey L. Cotter
Senior Vice President, Chief
Administrative Officer and
General Counsel