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Form 8-K for MASTERCARD INC


31-Oct-2012

Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial


Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 31, 2012, MasterCard Incorporated ("MasterCard") issued a press release announcing financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. All information in the press release is furnished but not filed.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In the attached press release, MasterCard discloses the following non-GAAP financial measures:

Total operating expenses, operating income, net income and earnings per share presented on a pro forma basis giving effect to the exclusion of provisions for an incremental amount related to the financial portion of potential litigation settlements accrued during the nine month period ended September 30, 2012. MasterCard excluded this item because MasterCard's management monitors provisions for material litigation settlements separately from ongoing operations and evaluates ongoing performance without these amounts. MasterCard's management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented facilitate understanding of MasterCard's operating performance and meaningful comparison of its results between periods.

Presentation of growth rates adjusted for currency. Due to the impact of foreign currency rate fluctuations on reported results, MasterCard's management believes the presentation of certain growth rates adjusted for currency provides relevant information.

MasterCard's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to, among other things, evaluate its ongoing operations in relation to historical results, for internal planning and forecasting purposes and in the calculation of performance-based compensation. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation S-K, the attached press release includes reconciliations of the requisite non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's related financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On October 31, 2012, MasterCard will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter ended September 30, 2012 financial results. A copy of the presentation to be used during the conference call is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2. All information in the presentation is furnished but not filed.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
Number                                 Exhibit Description

99.1         Press Release issued by MasterCard Incorporated, dated October 31, 2012.

99.2         Presentation of MasterCard Incorporated, dated October 31, 2012.


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