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FIS to acquire SunGard, deepens Enterprise Banking and Capital Markets Solutions

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  • The combined company will have over $9.2 billion in annual revenues.
  • Upon closing, FIS will be uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of enterprise banking and capital markets solutions to empower financial institutions and businesses worldwide.
  • The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions and a global leader in consulting and outsourcing solutions, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wayne, Pennsylvania-based SunGard. Upon closing, FIS will be uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of enterprise banking and capital markets capabilities to empower financial institutions and businesses worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, FIS will acquire 100 percent of the equity of SunGard. FIS will issue a combination of cash and stock valuing the company at an unaffected enterprise value of $9.1 billion, including the assumption of SunGard debt, which FIS expects to refinance. The combined company will have over $9.2 billion in annual revenues.

FIS and SunGard have complementary technology solutions and services encompassing retail and corporate banking, payments, risk management, asset solutions and insurance. The combined company will have more than 55,000 employees and support thousands of clients in over 100 countries worldwide.

“This is a significant milestone for FIS,” stated Gary Norcross, president and chief executive officer, FIS. “By bringing together two innovative companies with common business models, similar cultures, strong leadership and complementary solutions, we are enhancing our ability to empower our clients and deepen client relationships through an expanded full-service offering. Our focus has always been on championing the needs of our clients and we are excited about the opportunities this combination provides to further deliver on that commitment.”

SunGard is one of the world’s leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. The company’s 13,000 employees provide solutions for financial services, the public sector and education. Its software solutions are delivered via hosted or on premise deployments and are surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings.

Commenting on the transaction, Russ Fradin, SunGard president and chief executive officer said, “Our focus has always been on delivering more value to our clients and making decisions that achieve our growth and performance objectives. We are proud to become part of one of the financial services industry’s most respected and solidly performing companies. We embrace this transaction and believe it is the best outcome for our employees and the clients we are dedicated to serving.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. FIS expects the transaction to close during the fourth quarter.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Centerview Partners LLC acted as financial advisors to FIS. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as FIS’ legal advisors in the transaction. Goldman Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse acted as financial advisors to SunGard. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Shearman & Sterling served as SunGard’s legal advisors in the transaction.

Webcast

FIS will host a webcast on August 12, 2015 to discuss the transaction at 8:00 a.m. ET. To listen to the live event and to access a supplemental slide presentation, go to the Investor Relations section at www.fisglobal.com and click on “News and Events.” Following the filing of the transcript of today’s call with the SEC, a webcast replay will be available on FIS’ Investor Relations website, and a telephone replay will be available through August 31, 2015 by dialing 800.475.6701 (U.S.) or 320.365.3844 (International). The access code is 366121. To access a .PDF version of this release, go to www.investor.fisglobal.com.

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