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This Schedule 14A filing consists of the following communication relating to the proposed acquisition of MoneyGram International, Inc. (the Company) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 26, 2017, by and among the Company, Alipay (UK) Limited, Matrix Acquisition Corp. and Alipay (Hong Kong) Holding Limited:
(i) Letter to MoneyGram Employees
I am writing to let you know about a recent development regarding MoneyGram.
Today we issued a news release confirming that MoneyGram has received an unsolicited proposal from Euronet Worldwide Brands to acquire all shares outstanding of MoneyGram for $15.20 per share in cash. A copy of the press release we issued is attached to this letter for additional information.
Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, MoneyGrams Board of Directors will carefully review and consider the proposal to determine the course of action that it believes is in the best interests of the Company and all MoneyGram stockholders. MoneyGrams Board has not changed its recommendation in support of the Ant merger agreement.
It is important that you know that MoneyGram remains subject to the terms of the definitive merger agreement with Ant. As the Board conducts its review, it remains business as usual for all MoneyGram employees. The most important thing you can do is remain focused on your day-to-day responsibilities and provide our customers and agents with the excellent service they have come to expect.
It is likely that todays news may generate increased interest from members of the media and other third parties. Consistent with MoneyGrams policy, if you receive any external inquiries from stockholders or analysts, please forward them immediately to Suzanne Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (214)-979-1455, and any media inquiries to Michelle Buckalew at email@example.com or at (214)-979-1418.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to MoneyGram and putting our customers first.
This communication 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 Euronet proposal and the MoneyGram Board of Directors review thereof. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Euronet may withdraw its proposal, many of which are beyond MoneyGrams control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements.
Additional Information for Stockholders.
In connection with the proposed merger with Ant Financial, MoneyGram has filed a preliminary proxy statement and will file a definitive proxy statement and other materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). In addition, MoneyGram may also file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT(S) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION WITH ANT FINANCIAL. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement(s) (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company, at the Companys website, corporate.moneygram.com, or at the SECs website, www.sec.gov. The proxy statement(s) and other relevant documents may also be obtained for free from the Company by writing to MoneyGram International, Inc., 2828 North Harwood Street, 15th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75201, Attention: Investor Relations.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company is set forth in the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the 2016 annual meeting of stockholders for the Company, which was filed with the SEC on April 4, 2016. This document can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the preliminary proxy statement and will be contained in the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.