NetSpend Holdings, Inc. Announces Order

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NetSpend Holdings, Inc. Announces Order

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NetSpend Holdings, Inc. (NAS: NTSP) ("NetSpend" or the "Company"), a leading provider of general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards ("GPR") and related financial services to underbanked consumers in the United States, today announced that on May 21, 2013 the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware ("Court") issued a memorandum opinion in Koehler v. NetSpend Holdings, Inc. et al. denying the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction, which sought to enjoin a shareholder vote on the Company's proposed merger with Total System Services, Inc., a Georgia corporation, while finding that a reasonable likelihood exists that the sales process undertaken by the NetSpend Board of Directors was not designed to produce the best price for the stockholders. NetSpend believes that its Board of Directors acted appropriately and pursued a process intended to achieve the best price for the Company and intends to continue to vigorously defend itself in the litigation.

The Court's ruling will not affect the timing of the Company's special meeting of stockholders, which will be held as scheduled on May 31, 2013.

About NetSpend

NetSpend is a leading provider of GPR prepaid debit cards and related financial services to the estimated 68 million underbanked consumers in the United States who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services. The Company's mission is to develop products and services that empower underbanked consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NetSpend is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NTSP. Please visit for more information.


This press release contains statements about the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger and all other statements in this document, other than historical facts, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The Company may not be able to complete the proposed merger on the terms described above or other acceptable terms or at all because of a number of factors, including the failure to obtain stockholder approval or the failure to satisfy the closing conditions. Factors that may affect the business or financial results of the Company are described in the risk factors included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and later filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, which factors are incorporated herein by reference. The Company expressly disclaims a duty to provide updates to forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or other occurrences.


This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger. In connection with the proposed merger, the Company filed a definitive Proxy Statement with the SEC on April 23, 2013. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company (when available) free of charge at the SEC's Web site at or in the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at The proxy statement and such other documents may also be obtained for free from the Company by directing such request to NetSpend Holdings, Inc., Attn: Secretary, Telephone (512) 532-8200.


The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company's stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information concerning the interests of the directors and executive officers of the Company is set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 19, 2013. Additional information regarding the interests of these individuals and other persons who may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation has been included in the definitive proxy statement relating to the transaction as filed with the SEC on April 23, 2013.

NetSpend Corporation
Krista Shepard, 512-531-8732

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Texas


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