NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION
NEITHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NOR ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL FORM THE BASIS OF, OR BE RELIED UPON IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY OFFER OR COMMITMENT WHATSOEVER IN ANY JURISDICTION. INVESTORS SHOULD NOT SUBSCRIBE FOR OR PURCHASE ANY CLASS A COMMON STOCK REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT EXCEPT ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION IN THE PROSPECTUS (THE "PROSPECTUS") PUBLISHED BY VANTIV, INC. IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMISSION OF ITS CLASS A COMMON STOCK TO THE STANDARD LISTING SEGMENT OF THE OFFICIAL LIST OF THE UK LISTING AUTHORITY AND TO TRADING ON THE MAIN MARKET FOR LISTED SECURITIES OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE PLC. A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION FROM WORLDPAY, INC.'S WEBSITE AT WWW.WORLDPAY.COM AND FROM ITS REGISTERED OFFICE AT 8500 GOVERNOR'S HILL DRIVE, SYMMES TOWNSHIP, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45249, UNITED STATES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 January 2018
Admission to Trading on the London Stock Exchange
On 9 August 2017, the boards of Vantiv, Inc. and Worldpay Group plc announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended merger of Worldpay Group plc with Vantiv, Inc. and Vantiv UK Limited (a subsidiary of Vantiv) in the form of a recommended offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Worldpay Group plc by Vantiv, Inc. and Vantiv UK Limited (the "Merger") to be implemented by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").
Following the announcements this morning by Vantiv, Inc. and Worldpay Group plc that the Scheme has become effective in accordance with its terms, the board of the combined company, now called "Worldpay, Inc." (the "Company"), is pleased to announce today the admission of its 299,857,726 shares of Class A common stock to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc under the ticker symbol "WPY". Dealings in the Company's shares of Class A common stock are expected to commence at 2.30 p.m. (London time) today.
In accordance with DTR 6.4.2, the Company announces that its Home Member State is the United Kingdom.
Nathan Rozof, Investor Relations
Andrew Ciafardini, Corporate Communications
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About Worldpay, Inc.
Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) is a leading payments provider with unique capability to power global integrated omni-commerce, any payment, anywhere. With industry-leading scale and an unmatched, integrated technology platform, the Company offers clients a comprehensive suite of products and services globally, delivered through a single provider.
Annually, the Company processes over 40 billion transactions through more than 300 payment types across 146 countries and 126 currencies. The Company's growth strategy includes expanding into high-growth markets, verticals and customer segments, including global eCommerce, Integrated Payments and B2B.
The Company was formed in 2018 through the combination of the No. 1 merchant acquirers in the U.S. and the U.K., Vantiv, Inc. and Worldpay Group plc. The Company trades on the NYSE as "WP" and the London Stock Exchange as "WPY".
This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This announcement is not a prospectus and investors should not purchase any Class A common stock referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus (the "Prospectus") published by Vantiv, Inc. in connection with the admission of its Class A common stock to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc. A copy of the Prospectus is available for inspection from the Company's website at www.worldpay.com and from the Company's registered office at 8500 Governor's Hill Drive, Symmes Township, Ohio 45249, United States. Any purchase of Class A common stock in connection with the Merger should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus. Before investing in the Class A common stock, persons viewing this announcement should ensure that they full understand and accept the risks which are set out in the Prospectus.