Jacksonville, Fla. -- (April 14, 2009) -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services and information services, today announced that it plans to make a public offering of 13,300,000 shares of its common stock. The offering will be made under the Company's effective shelf registration filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the issuance from time to time of various securities of the Company.
The net proceeds from this offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including the potential repayment of indebtedness under the Company's existing $1.1 billion syndicated credit agreement. J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will serve as joint book-running managers, with Barclays Capital Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Piper Jaffray & Co. and Stephens Inc. serving as co-managers. The underwriters will be granted an option to purchase additional shares equal to 15 percent of the number of shares set forth above.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. An effective shelf registration statement relating to the shares that the Company intends to sell has previously been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any offer, if at all, will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of a prospectus with respect to this offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245, Attention: Prospectus Department, 718-242-8002 and Goldman, Sachs & Co., 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, Attention: Prospectus Department, 866-471-2526.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services and information services. FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Lawyers Title, Ticor Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title - that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through its specialty insurance business. FNF also is a leading provider of outsourced claims management services to large corporate and public sector entities through its minority-owned subsidiary, Sedgwick CMS. FNF is also a leading information services company in the human resource, retail and transportation markets through another minority-owned subsidiary, Ceridian Corporation.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; our potential inability to find suitable acquisition candidates, acquisitions in lines of business that will not necessarily be limited to our traditional areas of focus, or difficulties in integrating acquisitions; our dependence on operating subsidiaries as a source of cash flow; significant competition that our operating subsidiaries face; compliance with extensive government regulation of our operating subsidiaries; and other risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's prospectus supplement for the offering referred to above, Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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