Vantiv and Worldpay Announce Recommended Merger to Create a Global Leader in Payments

PURSUANT TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT DATED 9 AUGUST 2017, VANTIV, INC. (“VANTIV”) ANNOUNCED A FIRM OFFER FOR THE ENTIRE ISSUED AND TO BE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF WORLDPAY GROUP PLC (“WORLDPAY”) (THE “FIRM OFFER”).

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Worldpay shareholders should seek advice from an independent financial advisor as to the suitability of any action for the shareholder concerned. Any shareholder action required in connection with any Firm Offer will only be set out in the Offer Document sent to or made available to Worldpay shareholders by Vantiv and any decision made by such shareholders should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in the Offer Document.

Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC is acting as financial adviser to Vantiv and no one else in connection with the Firm Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Vantiv for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC, nor for providing advice in relation to any matters referred to herein.

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There are several factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Among such factors are changes in the global, political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory forces, future exchange and interest rates, changes in tax rates and future business combinations or disposals.

Notice to US holders of Worldpay shares
Worldpay shareholders resident in the United States should note that the Firm Offer relates to shares of a non-US company and is subject to UK disclosure requirements (which are different from those of the United States). In accordance with Rule 14d-1(d) under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Exchange Act”), the Firm Offer is exempt from most rules under Regulation 14E and Regulation 14D of the Exchange Act. The Firm Offer is being made in accordance with the requirements of the Takeover Code. Accordingly, the Firm Offer is subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments, that are different from those applicable under US domestic tender offer procedures and law. Certain financial information included in any Firm Offer documents may have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (as adopted by the European Union) and thus may not be comparable to financial information of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles.

It may be difficult for Worldpay shareholders resident in the United States to enforce their rights and any claim arising out of the US federal securities laws, since Worldpay is, and any new entity which may be formed by Vantiv for the purpose of acquiring Worldpay may be, located in a non-US country, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of a non-US country. Worldpay shareholders resident in the United States may not be able to sue a non-US company or its officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of the US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel a non-US company and its affiliates to subject themselves to a US court’s judgment.

In accordance with normal UK practice and pursuant to Rule 14e-5(b) of the Exchange Act, Vantiv may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, Worldpay shares outside the United States, other than pursuant to any Firm Offer, before or during the period in which any Firm Offer remains open for acceptance. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Such purchases or arrangements to purchase Worldpay shares must comply with English law, the Takeover Code and other applicable law. Any information about such purchases will be disclosed as required in the UK and will be available via a Regulatory Information Service.

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Vantiv and Worldpay Announce Recommended Merger to Create a Global Leader in Payments

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