Virtusa Files Shelf Registration Statement

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Virtusa Files Shelf Registration Statement

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtusa Corporation (NAS: VRTU) , a global IT services company that offers a broad range of information technology services, including IT consulting, technology implementation, and application outsourcing services, today announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement for shares of its common stock on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Under the shelf registration statement, upon being declared effective by the SEC, the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, up to $100 million of shares of common stock in one or more future public offerings. In addition, selling stockholders to be named in a prospectus supplement may, from time to time in one or more offerings, offer and sell up to 500,000 shares of Virtusa common stock. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by selling stockholders.


The shelf registration statement is intended to give Virtusa additional flexibility to access the capital markets in the future to take advantage of growth opportunities and continue to invest in support of its business, and to provide the selling stockholders additional financial liquidity. The terms of any future offering under the registration statement, and the intended use of the net proceeds resulting therefrom, will be established at the time of any such offering and will be described in a prospectus supplement filed with the SEC in connection with the offering.

The shelf registration statement has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The shares of common stock which may be offered by Virtusa under the shelf registration statement may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, before the time the shelf registration statement becomes effective.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to any registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Any offer of securities covered by the registration statement may be made solely by means of the prospectus included in the registration statement and a related prospectus supplement containing specific information about the terms of any such offering.

About Virtusa

Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients' businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.

Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients' requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

© 2011, 2012 Virtusa Corporation.All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, Virtusa's expectations concerning our plans, objectives, and strategies. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Virtusa's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: Virtusa's dependence on a limited number of clients as well as clients located principally in the United States and United Kingdom and in concentrated industries; Virtusa's ability to hire and retain enough sufficiently trained IT professionals to support its operations; Virtusa's ability to expand its business or effectively manage growth; Virtusa's ability to sustain profitability or maintain profitable engagements; Virtusa's ability to successfully identify, consummate and integrate acquisitions; unanticipated acquisition related costs and negative effects on Virtusa's reported results of operations from acquisition-related charges; Virtusa's ability to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in the acquisitions within expected time-frames or at all; increasing competition in the IT services outsourcing industry; Virtusa's ability to attract and retain clients and meet their expectations; quarterly fluctuations in Virtusa's earnings; client terminations or contracting delays, or delays in revenue recognition in any reporting period; Virtusa's ability to successfully manage its billing and utilization rates and its targeted on-site to offshore delivery mix; Virtusa's ability to effectively manage its facility, infrastructure and capacity needs; regulatory, legislative and judicial developments in Virtusa's operations areas; political or economic instability in India or Sri Lanka; any reduction or withdrawal of tax benefits provided to Virtusa by the governments of India and Sri Lanka, or new legislation by such governments which could be harmful to Virtusa; wage inflation and increases in government mandated benefits in India and Sri Lanka; worldwide economic and business conditions; currency exchange rate fluctuations of the Indian and Sri Lankan rupee, the U.S. dollar and the U.K. pound sterling; and the volatility of the market price of Virtusa's common stock. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Virtusa undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by Virtusa, see the disclosure contained in Virtusa's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Virtusa's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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