First Data Announces Secondary Offering of 85,000,000 Shares of Class A Common Stock
- Category: Financial
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 — First Data Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE: FDC) today announced that New Omaha Holdings L.P. (the “Selling Stockholder”) intends to offer for sale in an underwritten secondary offering 85,000,000 shares of Class A common stock of the Company pursuant to the Company’s registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). In addition, the Selling Stockholder has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 12,750,000 additional shares of Class A common stock. The Selling Stockholder will receive all of the proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by the Company.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and KKR are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering, and Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, HSBC, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Mizuho Securities, Morgan Stanley, PNC Capital Markets LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as bookrunners for the offering.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001 Attn: Prospectus Department, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (800) 831-9146; or KKR, 9 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, or by telephone at (212) 750-8300.
The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission and has become effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
This press release includes certain disclosures which contain “forward-looking statements.” You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes” and “expects.” Forward-looking statements are based on First Data’s current expectations and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, under the caption “Risk Factors.”
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.