This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact or relating to present facts or current conditions included in this release are forward-looking statements including any statements regarding guidance and statements of a general economic or industry specific nature. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, guidance, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “should,” “can have,” “likely” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.
The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you review and consider information presented herein, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. These statements depend upon future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties (many of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors or events could affect our actual future performance, operations or results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Certain of these factors and other risks are discussed in our and FIS’s filings with the SEC and include, but are not limited to: (i) uncertainties as to the timing of the completion of the Merger; (ii) uncertainties as to whether the Merger will be completed; (iii) changes in ours or FIS’s share price before the completion of the Merger; (iv) that the businesses of Worldpay and FIS will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may take longer than anticipated; (v) that the cost savings and any synergies from the Merger may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; (vi) potential operating costs, customer loss and business disruption occurring prior to completion of the Merger or if the Merger is not completed; (vii) the effect of the announcement of the Merger on our or FIS’s business relationships, operating results and business generally; (viii) the failure to satisfy conditions to completion of the Merger, including the receipt of all required regulatory, stockholder and shareholder approvals; (ix) difficulty in retaining certain key employees as a result of the Merger; (x) our ability to adapt to developments and change in our industry; (xi) competition; (xii) unauthorized disclosure of data or security breaches; (xiii) systems failures or interruptions; (xiv) implementation of our new acquiring platform; (xv) our ability to expand our market share or enter new markets; (xvi) the outcome and negotiations in respect of Brexit; (xvii) our ability to successfully integrate the businesses of our predecessor companies; (xviii) our ability to identify and complete acquisitions and partnerships; (xix) failure to comply with applicable requirements of Visa, MasterCard or other payment networks or card schemes or changes in those requirements; (xx) our ability to pass along fee increases; (xxi) termination of sponsorship or clearing services; (xxii) loss of clients or referral partners; (xxiii) geopolitical, regulatory, tax and business risks associated with our international operations; (xxiv) economic and political uncertainty; (xxv) reductions in overall consumer, business and government spending; (xxvi) fraud by merchants or others; (xxvii) a decline in the use of credit, debit or prepaid cards; (xxviii) consolidation in the banking and retail industries; (xxix) our ability to mitigate risk; (xxx) government regulation, including regulation aimed at protecting consumer information and banking regulation; (xxxi) changes in tax laws; (xxxii) changes in foreign currency exchange rates; (xxxiii) outcomes of pending or future litigation or investigations; and (xxxiv) our dual-listings with the NYSE and LSE. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of these assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from those projected or expected in any forward-looking statements. More information on potential factors and events that could affect our financial results and performance are included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Worldpay’s and FIS’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including each of Worldpay’s and FIS’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and its subsequent filings with the SEC.
Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.