Friday, February 03, 2012
NEW YORK and NORCROSS, Ga., February 3, 2012 – ACI Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACIW) and S1 Corporation (Nasdaq: SONE) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has informed them that the DOJ is closing its investigation in connection with the proposed acquisition of S1 by ACI. As previously announced, the expiration date of ACI’s exchange offer for all of S1’s outstanding common shares is 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on Friday, February 10, 2012.
About ACI's Proposed Acquisition of S1
ACI agreed to acquire S1 for approximately $360 million in cash and 5.8 million ACI shares on October 3, 2011. Under the agreement, S1 stockholders may elect to receive $10.00 in cash or 0.3148 shares of ACI stock for each S1 share they own, subject to proration, such that in the aggregate 33.8% of S1 shares are exchanged for ACI shares and 66.2% are exchanged for cash. S1’s Board of Directors recommends that all S1 stockholders tender their shares into ACI’s amended exchange offer, which expires at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 10, 2012, unless further extended.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC is acting as financial advisor to ACI. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is acting as the exchange agent for the exchange offer. Jones Day is acting as legal advisor to ACI. Raymond James & Associates Inc. is serving as financial advisor to S1, and Hogan Lovells US LLP is serving as its legal advisor.
For ACI Worldwide:
James Golden / Scott Bisang / Aaron Palash
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Art Crozier / Jennifer Shotwell / Scott Winter
Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Vice President, Investor Relations & Financial Communications
ACI Worldwide, Inc.
(646) 348- 6706
For S1 Corporation:
Paul M. Parrish
Chief Financial Officer
Notes to editors
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All opinions, forecasts, projections, future plans or other statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and include words or phrases such as "believes," "will," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "our view," "we see," "would" and words and phrases of similar import. The safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 do not apply to any forward-looking statements made in connection with an exchange offer.
We can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of management. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) that a transaction with S1 may not be completed on a timely basis; (2) negative effects on our business or S1's business resulting from the pendency of the proposed transaction; (3) that we may not achieve the synergies and other expected benefits within the expected time or in the amounts we anticipate; (4) that we may not be able to promptly and effectively integrate the merged businesses; and (5) that we may be required to divest assets in order to obtain regulatory approvals. Other factors that could materially affect our business and actual results of operations are discussed in our most recent 10-Ks and registration statement on Form S-4, as well as other filings with the SEC available at the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. ACI has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a prospectus and other documents with respect to the proposed acquisition of S1 and mailed the prospectus to S1 shareholders. S1 has filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9, as amended, with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF S1 AND ACI ARE URGED TO READ THE APPLICABLE PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by ACI through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by ACI will be available free of charge on ACI's internet website at www.aciworldwide.com or by contacting ACI's Investor Relations Department at 646-348-6706. Free copies of the documents filed by S1 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer may be obtained by contacting S1’s Investor Relations at (404) 923-3500 or by accessing S1’s investor relations website at www.s1.com.