FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Thomas Christopher Lee 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol DELUXE CORP [ DLX ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
SVP, Chief Revenue Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
3680 VICTORIA STREET N.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/1/2021
(Street)
SHOREVIEW, MN 55126
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Common Stock Option  $41.27  3/1/2021    A     35807      3/1/2022 (1) 3/1/2031  Common Stock  35807.0  $0  35807  D   
Restricted Stock Unit   (2) 3/1/2021    A     8329       (2)  (2) Common Stock  8329.0  $0  8329  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Options will vest in four equal installments on the four succeeding anniversary dates of the date of grant, provided the holder remains an employee of the Company. Date entered reflects date on which first installment vests.
(2)  Restricted stock units granted under the Company's Long-Term Incentive Plan that vest in equal one-quarter increments on the first four anniversaries of date of grant. Upon vesting, each unit is converted into a share of common stock. Subject to certain exceptions, vesting is contingent upon continued employment.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Thomas Christopher Lee
3680 VICTORIA STREET N.
SHOREVIEW, MN 55126


SVP, Chief Revenue Officer

Signatures
/s/ Jeffrey L. Cotter, Attorney-in-Fact 3/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date