TSYS Prices $1.1 Billion of Senior Notes
COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TSYS (NYS: TSS) today announced the pricing of two series of its senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $1.1 billion, in an underwritten, registered public offering. Of these senior notes, $550 million will mature on June 1, 2018, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 2.375 percent, and $550 million will mature on June 1, 2023, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.750 percent. The offering is expected to close on May 22, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
TSYS intends to use the net proceeds to pay a portion of the purchase price of its previously announced acquisition of NetSpend Holdings, Inc.
J.P. Morgan acted as sole active book-running manager for the offering. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities acted as passive book-running manager for the offering. The offering of the senior notes is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Ave.
New York, New York 10179
Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Tel: (212) 834-4533
Fax: (212) 834-6081
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
TSYS (NYS: TSS) is a global payment solutions provider that offers merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more to financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries.
TSYS' headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
The statements in this release relating to the terms and timing of the proposed offering and the expected use of proceeds from the offering are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, whether or not TSYS will consummate the offering, prevailing market conditions and interest rates, the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering, TSYS' ability to satisfy all conditions to closing and to successfully consummate the acquisition of NetSpend, and the other risks described in the prospectus supplement and TSYS' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
Investors in TSYS' securities are cautioned not to place undue reliance on its forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. TSYS does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this May 15, 2013 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
TSYS Investor Relations
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