ACI Worldwide extends timing agreement with the DOJ for an additional ten days; Extends expiration date for S1 exchange offer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As previously announced, ACI and S1 entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in order to permit the DOJ additional time to review the information furnished by ACI and S1 under the U.S. premerger clearance laws (the “HSR Act”). That agreement provided that ACI and S1 would not close the transaction before January 31, 2012 without the DOJ’s prior consent. The DOJ has not completed its review of the information provided by the parties and requested an extension of time beyond January 31, 2012. ACI and S1 agreed with the DOJ to extend the term of the agreement for ten days. Accordingly, ACI and S1 will not close the transaction prior to February 10, 2012 without the DOJ’s prior consent.

ACI and S1 have each certified their compliance with the DOJ’s previously announced second request for information, and both companies continue to assist the DOJ in its review of that information. The DOJ’s second request for information is focused on the card payments business. In 2010, S1’s card payments business generated approximately $11.9 million in revenue in the United States.

There can be no assurance as to what actions the DOJ may take in connection with the proposed acquisition or whether the DOJ may seek to extend the February 10, 2012 end date based on its review of the information provided by ACI and S1. There can also be no assurance whether the DOJ will consent to any request to close the transaction before 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. The exchange offer is subject to various conditions, including the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act and the absence of injunctions.

Except for the extension of the exchange offer expiration date, all other terms and conditions of the exchange offer remain unchanged as of January 24, 2012.

As of January 23, 2012, 22,799,905 shares of S1 common stock had been validly tendered in, and not withdrawn from, the exchange offer, representing approximately 41.3% of the outstanding S1 shares. 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.

Contact details

Media Contacts:

James Golden / Scott Bisang / Aaron Palash
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355-4449

Investor Contacts:

Art Crozier / Jennifer Shotwell / Scott Winter
Innisfree M&A Incorporated
(212) 750-5833

Tamar Gerber
Vice President, Investor Relations & Financial Communications
ACI Worldwide, Inc.
(646) 348- 6706

Notes to editors

Forward-Looking Statements

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

Available Information

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  Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by ACI will be available free of charge on ACI's internet website at or by contacting ACI's Investor Relations Department at 646-348-6706.