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ACI Worldwide Strengthens Position In Electronic Bill Payments With Acquisition Of Official Payments

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, and Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPAY), a leading provider of electronic bill payment solutions, today announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, ACI Worldwide will acquire Official Payments in an all cash transaction for $8.35 per share. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved this transaction.

Norcross, GA-based Official Payments is a leading provider of electronic bill payment solutions in the U.S., serving federal, state and local governments, municipal utilities, higher education institutions and charitable giving organizations. Official Payments currently has more than 3,000 customers representing access to over 100 million end users. The company processes approximately 20 million payments and over $9 billion in volume annually.

“Official Payments’ proven team, loyal user base and vertical expertise make it an ideal match for ACI. The acquisition will further extend ACI’s leadership in the fast-growing EBPP space, expanding our portfolio across key sectors including federal, state and local governments, municipal utilities, higher education institutions and charitable giving organizations,” said Philip Heasley, President and CEO, ACI Worldwide. “The acquisition also reaffirms our customer model and supports our corporate Universal Payments strategy of providing a complete set of end-to-end payment services, all enabled by our Universal Payments Platform.”

“This acquisition marks the next step in the evolution of electronic bill payments, an industry in which ACI Worldwide is at the forefront,” said Alex Hart, CEO, Official Payments. “I’m excited about integrating Official Payments into the broader ACI Universal Payments strategy and portfolio. This provides the opportunity to develop new capabilities previously unmet in the rapidly growing EBPP sector.”

The transaction is expected to be accretive to full year earnings in 2014. Further details of the financial impact of this transaction will be provided upon closing. An accompanying investor presentation can be found on our website at http://www.aciworldwide.com/investorrelations.

Terms of the Transaction

ACI Worldwide and Official Payments have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which ACI Worldwide would acquire Official Payments for $8.35 per share in cash in a transaction valued at an enterprise value of approximately $109 million. ACI Worldwide will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Official Payments on or about October 4, 2013.

Stock quotes in this article: ACIW, OPAY 

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