TransUnion Announces Secondary Offering of 19,850,000 Shares of Common Stock and Purchase of 1,850,000 Shares of Common Stock
TransUnion (the "Company") (NYSE: TRU) today announced that certain of its stockholders (the "Selling Stockholders") intend to offer for sale in an underwritten secondary offering 19,850,000 shares of common stock of the Company pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission"). In addition, certain of the Selling Stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,985,000 additional shares of common stock. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by the Company. The Company may participate in this offering by purchasing, as part of the offering, 1,850,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price (the “share purchase”). The Company intends to provide an indication of interest to the underwriters; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will actually offer to purchase shares or that any such offer to purchase will be accepted by the underwriter and, as a result, that the share purchase will be consummated.
Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as underwriters for the offering.
Upon the successful completion of the offering, the ownership of investment funds affiliated with each of Advent International Corporation ("Advent") and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("Goldman") in the Company will decline to below a threshold that triggers the immediate vesting of approximately 4.4 million employee options.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 or by telephone at (800) 503-4611, or by email at email@example.com and BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission and has become effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
TransUnion is a leading global risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decisioning capabilities to businesses. Businesses embed its solutions into their process workflows to acquire new customers, assess consumer ability to pay for services, identify cross-selling opportunities, measure and manage debt portfolio risk, collect debt, verify consumer identities and investigate potential fraud. Consumers use its solutions to view their credit profiles and access analytical tools that help them understand and manage their personal information and take precautions against identity theft.
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