NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
10. CAPITAL STOCK AND CONTROLLING AND NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS
Companys amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the Company is authorized to issue 890,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.00001 per share and 100,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with no
par value per share. The Class A and Class B common stock each provide holders with one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders. Fifth Third is the holder of the Class B common stock and does not have any of the
economic rights (including rights to dividends and distributions upon liquidation) provided to the holders of Class A common stock. Fifth Third holds one share of Class B common stock for each Worldpay Holding Class B unit held. Fifth
Thirds Class B units of Worldpay Holding may be exchanged for shares of Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis or, at the Companys option, for
cash equal to the fair value of the shares tendered for exchange. Upon exchange of Fifth Thirds Class B units of Worldpay Holding, an equal number of shares of Class B common stock automatically will be cancelled. The Class A
common stock and Class B common stock vote together as a single class.
As of December 31, 2018, 300,454,590 shares of
Class A common stock and 10,252,826 shares of Class B common stock were issued and outstanding.
In June 2018, Fifth Third exchanged 5 million Class B units in Worldpay Holding for 5 million shares of the Companys
Class A common stock and subsequently sold those 5 million shares of Worldpay, Inc. Class A common stock pursuant to Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the
November 28, 2016, Fifth Third net exercised the remaining warrant it held to purchase approximately 5.6 million Class C Units of Worldpay Holding. The value of the warrant exercised in the amount of $25 million was reclassified
out of non-controlling interests to additional paid-in capital on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.
From time to time the
Company repurchases shares of its Class A common stock under share authorization programs approved by its board of directors. During 2018 and 2016, the Company repurchased approximately 1.8 million and 1.4 million shares of its
Class A common stock. There were no shares repurchased during 2017. As of December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, the Company had $93 million, $243 million and $243 million, respectively, available for repurchase under these
In addition to the board approved share repurchase program, on August 7, 2017, the Company entered into a transaction
agreement with Fifth Third pursuant to which Fifth Third agreed to exercise its right to exchange 19,790,000 Class B Units in Worldpay Holding, LLC for 19,790,000 of the Companys Class A common stock and immediately thereafter, the
Company purchased those newly issued shares of Class A common stock directly from Fifth Third Bank at a price of $64.04 per share, the closing share price of the Companys Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on
August 4, 2017. The Companys board of directors approved the purchased shares, which were cancelled and are no longer outstanding. Additionally, in November 2016, in connection with Fifth Thirds net exercise of the remaining
warrant, the Company repurchased approximately 850,000 shares of its Class A common stock from Fifth Third for approximately $50.8 million, which was approved by a special committee of the Companys board of directors comprised of
independent, disinterested directors.
Purchases under the programs may be made from time to time in the open market, in privately
negotiated transactions, or otherwise. The manner, timing and amount of any purchases will be determined by management based on an evaluation of market conditions, stock price and other factors. The Companys share repurchase program does not
obligate it to acquire any specific number or amount of shares, there is no guarantee as to the exact number or amount of shares that may be repurchased, if any, and the Company may discontinue purchases at any time that it determines additional
purchases are not warranted.
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