(NYSE: FIS) the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase $200 million, or approximately 5.7 million shares, of FIS common stock beneficially owned by Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.P. at a purchase price of $35.03 per share. The purchase price was determined based on the closing price of FIS common stock on Dec. 12, 2012. The transaction is expected to close on or before Dec. 19, 2012.
Inclusive of this transaction, FIS has repurchased more than $450 million, or approximately 14 million shares, of its common stock year to date. Approximately $650 million remains available under the existing share repurchase authorization.
FIS (NYSE: FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 32,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 425 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500
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