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WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global offshore business process outsourcing services, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of ADSs at a price to the public of $9.25 per ADS. The offering was upsized to 10,650,000 ADSs from the original offering size of 10,500,000 ADSs. Of the total offering of 10,650,000 ADSs, the number of ADSs offered by WNS was increased to 5,400,000 ADSs and the number of ADSs offered by Warburg Pincus remains at 5,250,000 ADSs. Warburg Pincus has also granted the underwriters of the offering a 30 day option to purchase up to an additional 1,597,500 ADSs, representing 15% of the revised total offering size, to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on or about February 15, subject to customary closing conditions.
WNS expects net proceeds from its sale of ADSs in the offering to be approximately $45.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses which are payable by WNS. WNS intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include capital expenditures, acquisitions, refinancing of indebtedness and working capital. WNS will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs by Warburg Pincus in the offering.
BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are joint book-running managers and Baird, William Blair & Company and Janney Montgomery Scott are co-managers. The ordinary shares represented by the ADSs will be sold pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). WNS will also file with the SEC a prospectus supplement with respect to the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn: Prospectus Department or by email:
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WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global offshore business process outsourcing company. WNS offers business value by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Insurance; Travel and Leisure; Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Products and Telecom; Consulting and Professional Services; Healthcare; Banking and Financial Services; Utilities, and Shipping and Logistics industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process outsourcing services such as customer care, finance and accounting, legal services, procurement, research and analytics, technology services and industry specific back office and front office processes. WNS has over 22,500 professionals across 25 delivery centers worldwide including India, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Romania, Costa Rica and the United States, as well as a subcontractor’s delivery center in South Africa.