SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2017
MoneyGram International, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2828 N. Harwood Street, 15th Floor
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (214) 999-7552
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On July 25, 2017, MoneyGram International, Inc. issued a letter to its employees. A copy of the letter is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|Name:||F. Aaron Henry|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: July 25, 2017
Im writing to provide you with another update on our pending merger with Ant Financial.
As Ive mentioned previously, the merger is subject to approval by certain state regulators and by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). We continue to work with the CFIUS committee and the various other regulatory agencies and remain focused on closing the transaction by the end of this year.
A CFIUS review is common in transactions in which a foreign company wants to buy a U.S.-based company. This important process often involves the review of a considerable amount of information and can take months to be completed particularly given the large number of cases currently under consideration and staff turnover following the change in Presidential administrations.
You may have seen recent media attention about the CFIUS process generally, as well as speculation and some deliberate misinformation about CFIUS review of our transaction in particular. As a matter of policy, we are not commenting about our ongoing CFIUS review, which is by law a confidential process. However, we do feel we have an obligation to set the record straight regarding recent statements about our business in the media and by a spurned suitor Euronet that are misleading or just plain wrong.
For example, as all of you know so well, MoneyGram is one of many money transfer companies in the U.S., and our services are offered at grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail agent locations across the country. The vast majority of remittance transfers require only a name, address, and date of birth. The data that we collect is very limited, but we secure it carefully and maintain the privacy of our customers.
Following the close of the transaction with Ant Financial, U.S. customer data will continue to be stored on secure servers located in the U.S. Ant will support investments in MoneyGrams technology and systems to further strengthen our consumer protection, anti-money laundering and compliance capabilities. We will continue to focus on customer safety and privacy, ensuring information is kept secure and private through multi-layered safeguards.
As you know, technology is revolutionizing the money transfer industry, and our access to approximately 3.8 billion mobile wallets around the world, along with account deposit and other digital solutions, has made money transfer faster, cheaper, and safer for our customers. We are excited about our future with Ant Financial, which will strengthen MoneyGrams business, increase U.S. jobs, promote financial inclusion by helping more customers access innovative, secure, and reliable financial connections, and deliver value to all of our stakeholders.
It continues to be business as usual at MoneyGram. We remain committed to our mission to provide excellent customer service and to make money transfers easier for consumers around the world. Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to MoneyGram and to our customers.
This release contains forward-looking statements which are protected as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are not limited to historical facts, but reflect MoneyGrams current beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding future events. Words such as may, will, could, should, expect, plan, project, intend, anticipate, believe, estimate, predict, potential, pursuant, target, continue, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The statements in this press release that are not historical statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, among other things, statements regarding the likelihood of the merger with Ant Financial being consummated and the expected timetable for completing the proposed transaction. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the conditions to the closing of the merger may not be consummated, many of which are beyond MoneyGrams control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements.