DULUTH, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) (the “Company”) today announced the launch of a secondary offering of 342,000 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A Convertible Preferred Stock”). The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are being offered solely by certain existing stockholders of the Company affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. (the “selling stockholders”) and the Company will not receive any of the proceeds of the offering. The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company (“Common Stock”).
In addition, in a privately negotiated transaction, the Company entered into an agreement with the selling stockholders under which the selling stockholders will convert a portion of their remaining shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock into approximately 3 million shares of Common Stock and sell those shares of Common Stock to the Company at a purchase price per share equal to $48.47 (the closing price of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on March 10, 2017). The obligation for the Company to consummate the stock repurchase is conditioned upon the closing of the public offering.
In connection with these transactions, the Company agreed to waive the previously disclosed transfer restrictions applicable to the selling stockholders to permit the sales of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Common Stock described above. In addition, the selling stockholders agreed to extend the transfer restrictions applicable to their remaining Series A Convertible Preferred Stock until December 1, 2017.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from both:
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewater, NY 11717
BofA Merrill Lynch
200 North College Street, 3rd floor
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Attn: Prospectus Department
The registration statement relating to the offering of these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and automatically became effective. A copy of the registration statement (including the prospectus) relating to this offering can be accessed free of charge through EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the prospectus supplement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these 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.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 32,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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