Filed by Global Payments Inc.
pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Total System Services, Inc.
Commission File No.: 001-10254
Date: June 6, 2019
The following is a transcript of a presentation and Q&A session by Jeffrey S. Sloan, CEO of Global Payments Inc. (Global Payments) and M. Troy Woods, Chairman and CEO of Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS) which took place on June 5, 2019, a recording of which was subsequently made available to all employees of TSYS on June 6, 2019.
Transcription of Townhall June 5, 2019
M. Troy Woods, Total System Services, Inc. Chairman, President & CEO
Jeffrey S. Sloan, Global Payments Inc. CEO & Director
Good afternoon. I think there are a few people still coming in in the back. Theres still some room up front, like church come on in. Well, I do appreciate very much everybody making an effort, and I understand we might have maybe upwards of 500 on the telephone calling in. And, particularly on such short notice. I think this just went out some time late yesterday afternoon. But, obviously a few things have been going on over the past week and Im not going to go over all of that. I think that between the last Tuesdays meeting and the videos, and the town halls that weve had, you never can say it enough. But I do want to take just a few minutes and tee up a couple things and chat about it and Ill introduce Jeff and make a few comments. And I know Jeff will have a few things he wants to say as well. But, you know maybe, maybe the biggest question Ive gotten over the past week and a half is, why would TSYS do this? You know, whats in it for TSYS, why would TSYS do this, position of strength doing well and, I thought Id kind of revisit that a little bit if you will and talk about that. And, I think there are many, many reasons why TSYS would consider what weve done. In no particular order, but I think the best place to start is probably Jeff and his management team. Ive known Jeff for over 20 years. They run an exceptionally great company. I made this comment on the call last Tuesday that we have this compelling opportunity to create a peach state powerhouse. Of course, Globals in Atlanta, we are here in Columbus. They were founded in Atlanta. We were founded here. Its just a compelling story and I think given the opportunity to work, and Jeff will introduce his team, but given the opportunity to work with such a great, experienced management team like Jeff and his team is probably one of the best places to start.
Weve talked a lot about in our management meetings and leadership meetings about scale. And Ive had a few people say, well uh, gee its not like we were some little ole startup. You know, were a 17, 18 billion dollar company. And thats accurate. And Global was whatever, 21+ billion when we signed our deal last Monday. And, thats great. So, okay, youve got what a 44 billion dollar company, and that is big. I know everythings relative. But when you look around in the market today, you think about scale and all of youve seen you know whats gone on with FIS buying Worldpay, Fiserv buying FDC, those two companies alone would be somewhere north of 80 billion dollars in market capital. So, when we close our deal, well be, well hopefully we will be a lot bigger than we are today at the numbers, right, but call it 45+ billion. So its all relative. And scale is extremely important. And I know youve all heard me say many times that scale for scale sake to us is not what drives us. We wanted to be bigger and
more relevant where we play, and we play in issuing processing, we play in consumer solutions, and, of course, for about ten years weve played in merchant acquiring. And thats where we want to play. So when you think about you know TSYS and Global coming together, thats exactly what we get. We get that massive scale, we get to grow where we play. No more. No less.
We dont have any interest in being in mortgage processing, installment loan processing, treasury management services, thats not how Jeff or I see the future of what we do. And so, it just it became really compelling. I think another reason, and we talked about this a lot, all of you should know our vision I used to challenge you on those grade A words but to be the leading global payment solutions provider. And so when you think about putting this combination together, again, this combo goes a heck of a long way to checking that box to be the leading global payments solution provider. And as all of you probably know, at least the Merchant people know, for the last two years weve had a very aggressive aspirational goal of becoming the number one SMB merchant player in the United States. And that is a really aspirational goal from where we were. Again, hooking up with Global and this partnership absolutely checks that box as well. We are, we will be the dominant number one SMB player in all of the United States. I think another reason, you know back to the great partnership with Jeff and his team, is the way we put this thing together and we build it and we will continue to build it as a merger of equals. And Ill spend a little bit of time on that if needed maybe there will be a question of it. But, when you think about the ownership that our shareholders will have you know, its 48 percent with Global at 52. The Board of Directors are going to be split down the middle. Paul Todd as weve indicated is going to be CFO of this combined company, and so forth and so on. It truly is co-location headquarters, it truly is a partnership and merger of equals. And maybe two other quick things. So when you think about their merchant business, which is like four times bigger than our merchant business, the companies are almost identical in every aspect, revenue, EBITDA, free cash flowtheres hardly a nickel difference in the size of the companies in those metrics. So when you think about what weve also looked at for the past few years in our merchant business, uh as you know in our issuing business were all over the globe, but in our merchant business we are only in the United States. And weve talked a lot about how do we find the right path to the sea, how do we get out of the United States, and grow our merchant business like weve been so successful growing our issuing business. Well, and Ill let Jeff get into his details, but this absolutely checks that box. Theyre in like 32 countries in merchant acquiring. 8 or 900 million dollars in revenue. We have zero. And, one more last point, and Ill move on. Weve also talked for the last few years, about should we own software and thinking about that in the merchant category beyond just being partners with ISVs and that kind of thing and Jeff and his team have made that pivot. I guess it started with Heartland and they have been very aggressive and two or three or four acquisitions since then. And, I think theyve got 8 or 900 million dollars of what they call owned software. Again, we have zero on the merchant side. So I think all of those reasons, there are others, but thats kind of the readers digest version of why we sat down and said it just makes sense. So, Ill stop there. I did mention that Ive known Jeff for about, well somebody
corrected me this morning, its 23 years. Ive been saying roughly 20 going back to 1996. So we go back. We have a long history. Ill let Jeff talk about his background and all that, but we are delighted to have Jeff and most of his management team here today. Particularly, Cameron and Jeff because they flew in from Mexico this morning and that takes a commitment as we all know to keep that commitment when we said today for lunch and coming in and have a town hall. So, well have some questions at the end. Well be glad to take some from the audience as well. Let me turn it over to you, Jeff.
Jeff Sloan: Can you guys hear me okay?
Troy Woods: You may not be on. I thought you ran a technology company.
Jeff Sloan: Ive never actually been to a technology company where the technology works when you are actually the leader. Have you ever seen that happen with conference calls and videos. Its the Steve Jobs with Apple. You dont want to get up and demo the new Apple and the thing doesnt work.
But, thank you Troy for what you said and its really a privilege and an honor to be here with everybody today at TSYS. I really wanted to do two things this afternoon. The first thing I wanted to do is to give you a little more background on Global Payments, and Troy I think did an outstanding job why this partnership makes so much sense, but let me give you a little bit details on Global Payments in case you dont already know and I think that helps inform some of the things that Troy just said. The second thing I want to mention is the importance of culture to your business at TSYS to our business at Global Payment and thats something we spent a lot of time on. I think the companies are very similar, but I think its important for you to hear how important it is to both of us and to TSYS and Global Payments to combine the best of the strengths of our two cultures. Let me start first with some of the facts. I think Troy really touched on this a bit too. So take, Global Payments and TSYS are really about the same size. Some facts you may not know we are a global payments, prior to the TSYS partnership, were in 32 countries as Troy said. We actually do business in about 60. So, very similar to TSYS are home is here in Georgia. Our home is here in the United States, which is about 70 percent of our revenue almost, the identical really to TSYS, but we do about a Billion dollars of revenue today at Global Payments outside the United States. Very similar to TSYS in Europe where Gaylon and teams spend a lot of time. Im going to come back to that because I think it really ties to how important the card issuing business is to what we do and where additional opportunities for consumer solutions will be. But I also want to say that we are physically present in 13 countries in Asia. So, of course TSYS has a fantastic partnership with China Union Pay and CP Data in Asia. We too have a very large, at Global Payments, a very large business across greater China, which I would say is mainland China, Hong Kong, Twain and Macau. But we are also in 8 or 9 other geographies in Asia Pacific, which I think is a fantastic opportunity to me for the issuing business and for the consumer solutions business. So, while we look a lot alike with TSYS and Global Payments in terms of the markets that were in we have slightly different areas of emphasis. Us being, Global Payments, being in Asia Pacific, TSYS being in North
America, South America and Europe, and together I think thats very complimentary. Let me also give you a few other statistics, which I think are interesting. On a combined basis, to Troys point about scale, our combined partner of companies will do about 50 billion in transactions a year. Thats a really big number. When Troy spoke last week on the call, Troy I think you actually had done the math, I cant remember it off hand, but it was say something like it 30 million a day, whatever the math was, to get to 50 billion a year. Whatever that math is per day. So, really there isnt an element of the financial technology universe that TSYS and Global Payments wont be touching on a given day. Now, what does that really mean in the real world? What that means is every time you go to a gas station, every time you use your card, every time you buy something online, not just here in the United States, but really around the globe in every market where it matters, from a size point of view, TSYS, Global Payments, are doing the same thing together and capturing all that consumer spend and all that share. So really a terrific combination from that point of view. A little bit more detail, Troy alluded to, our focus together on small to mid-size merchants on a combined basis when you look at Cayan, when you look at TransFirst and you look at Global Payments, which has similar businesses in Open Edge and in Heartland, on a combined basis well do now I always say this CFOs cant really listen, so Paul and Cameron, when I give number because I like to round up and CFOs just things and Dorendas probably in the same boat, round down. But I would say on a combined basis, our integrated payments business is Cayan and Open Edge will be about a billion dollars of revenue. I rounded up, it is probably more like 900, but a billion sounds really good. So, a billion dollars of revenue. Thats why I said it that way. On a combined basis, TSYS e-commerce businesses, primarily right here in the United States, and Global Payments e-commerce and omni-channel businesses will do worldwide about a billion dollars of revenue. Those two businesses alone are integrated businesses our e-commerce and omni-channel businesses will be two billion dollars in revenue and among the largest businesses in the world doing what we do and based all right here in Georgia. Now, of course, we have a lot of offices around the world and we are very cognizant of the diversity of our people and our employees, which I will come back to. But we are very proud, as you can see on the slide, very proud that were both headquartered right here in Georgia and really about a hundred miles away between Atlanta and Columbus. Now, as we said at the time of the announcement, it is incredibly important for us to keep our headquarters in Columbus, as well as in Atlanta. And thats something thats very important to the two of us thats where our people are, where they live and work thats whats important to the combined company like we said we have no intention of changing any of those things. And, I think thats unique really to this kind of partnership between TSYS and Global Payments. The other thing I wanted to comment on is I do want to leave time for questions is the importance of culture. As you see around the building at TSYS and Troy and I spent a lot of time on this, when discussing our partnership over the last few months, people-centered payments the way TSYS approaches its business and the way TSYS approaches its colleagues is very similar to how Global Payments thinks about its business and its colleagues. I want to give you an example. At Global Payments, one of the things we like to say is that the most important thing in our
business around the world is out people. The quality of our people. Attracting people, motivating our people, retaining our people, promoting our people, giving our folks opportunities around the world, to do what they want to do. Doesnt matter if it is a technology company or a financial services company or anything else, the most important in our company today is you. The people who are doing all the hard work every single day. And I think we share a common view that we wouldnt be anywhere in any of our businesses around the world without your help and without the quality of our people around the world. So were very, very grateful for what you do for us every single day and we thank you in advance for all the hard work that youve done and what youre going to do for us going forward, thats kind of point No. 1. Point No. 2, when we talked about the quality of the financial institutions and the card issuer partnerships that TSYS has Paul was with us, Paul Todd was with us on the road last week with investors in New York and Boston, its a partnership, so when we shake someones hand and we tell them this is how we think about conducting our business, we dont need to look at a contract our word is our bond, what we tell people is what were prepared to do. And I think TSYS and Global Payments have perched their businesses very similarly. So when we tell our partners, our bank partners, around the world Listen, its important that we be investment grade thats exactly what were going to do, it doesnt matter if you [inaudible] somewhere or not. So at the end of the day treating others the way we want to be treated, handling things the right way the first time and every time is incredibly important to both of our businesses and raising your hand when you dont see that happening is also very important I think to both of our businesses so Troy and I had a lot of conversations over the last couple of months about the importance of culture, the quality of our employees, what this partnership would do in terms of bringing more opportunities and more investments for what the combined company can do for our people is incredibly important to the success of our combined businesses and you dont often hear that in transaction like this, but thats what I think is so distinctive about the partnership that we agreed to in the last week.
Jeff Sloan: And with that, Troy, Id be happy to Im sure wed both be happy to take any questions.
Troy Woods: Do you want to introduce your team?
Jeff Sloan: Sure. There are four folks here with us today from Global Payments, in the front row.
Cameron Bready, our CFO
Guido Sacchi, our Chief Technology Officer
David Green, our General Counsel
And Joshua Whipple, head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Global Payments
Troy Woods: Good job. Thank you. I thought we did have some questions texted in earlier today. Toni may have some of those. And again, we can intersperse them with questions from the audience. So Toni, take it away.
Moderator (Toni): Ok well start with the first question. And Jeff this one is for you. What is the work culture like at Global Payments? Is it similar to TSYS, our people-centered, performance-driven culture. I think youve just talked about some about that. Can you give us another example?
Jeff Sloan: You know, I saw that question coming, which is why I answered it in advance. . . But no seriously. Um, Listen. What I would say is I think the cultures are incredibly similar between the two companies. So our perspective on the right way to manage a business is youre not successful unless those folks who are working for you are more successful than you are. And its your responsibility to help your teammates. Almost nothing gets done at Global Payments and Im sure this is true at TSYS too nothing gets done at Global Payments thats done by one individual. Its always part of a team. And that includes me and Cameron and everybody in the front row all the way down to somebody who just started the company just the other day. And Im sure TSYS feels similarly. Its our responsibility to provide for their betterment to make sure theyre getting the training and support that they need. Weve made a very big initiative over the last number of years at Global Payments and I know so has TSYS in Inclusion and Diversity. Its very important to our business And its important for a number of reasons. First of all. Its just the right thing to do. Treating other people the way you want to be treated is just the right way to go about life. The way I think about our business is that were fortunate to be where we are. People have choices in life. They dont need to work for us or with us. And we want people to raise their hand when we say I want to work with you. I want to work for a company like that. And thats particularly true, um, as we go forward in a new technology environment. Where the quality of what were selling is the quality of our people. Treating others the way they deserve and we want to be treated is incredibly important. We at Global Payments have rolled out a number of initiatives. I know TSYS has too. Around womens networks. Around pride were sitting here in pride month around pride efforts most recently. were very proud of our track record in doing the right thing. That doesnt mean that we cant be a lot better in what we do. And we need to be a lot better in what we do. One of the conversations Troy and I had is what does the company look like after the combination between the two. And, of course, it hasnt finished yet but sitting here today what do we think the company looks like at the Board level, at the senior executive level? How diverse is it? I hope that what youll see and its not quite finished yet but I hope what you see is I expect us to have one of the most diverse boards of directors of any public company in the world. The very first day. So its not just something that we like to talk about. Its actually something that were doing. Its something that were living and breathing. And you know we dont just do this because were selfless. We do this because if you want the very best people. You have to cast the widest net and you have to promote and represent and enhance the opportunities for everybody or youre not going to get the very best people. So, in addition to being the right thing to do, I absolutely believe its the best thing to do as it relates to what the company should look like.
Troy Woods: Why dont you mention the I forget the name of it but your Give Back Day, your Worldwide Day of Service.
Jeff Sloan: Yeah, so this is something in all fairness, I plagiarized this from someone else. This wasnt just my idea. I think I told Troy this story. So when I was working in banking many years ago. We had something similar to this. So what we do at Global Payments is twice a year, we have what we call our day of service which is where everyone at the company, now mind you this in 32 countries and eight different primary languages, and Im sure TSYS is very similar to this. Twice a year usually in April and October. Every office in the would picks a volunteer service that they want to do. So for example here in Atlanta, most recently, it was volunteering at Susan Komen it was building a house at Habitat for Humanity. In our Hong Kong office, it was cleaning up a public park and repairing a beach. Weve also done Ronald McDonald House and everything else. And what it means is all of us go out and volunteer. So its not financial in nature. We dedicate a day twice a year during the workweek all together at the same time where we give back to the communities in which we live and work. And while our people give back all the time and you may say, gee how distinctive is that. You know, our folks always volunteer. Whats distinctive is were all doing it together on the same day at the same time all around the world. So what I said to Troy was when Im driving into the office in Atlanta in the morning the folks in our Asian offices are finishing the day because theyre 12 hours ahead in general. So theyre finishing their volunteer day at that time and at that time that our colleagues in Europe are halfway through at lunch hour. But were all giving back at the same time. Just in the most recent day in April of 2019. I think in that one day our folks gave back over 9,000 hours in that one day of volunteer investment in the communities where we live and work. So its a business. I get that its a business. But its incredibly important to us that our culture be at the front of what were trying to communicate. And I think, and I know actually from conversations with our folks, that its incredibly important to our people around the globe.
Moderator (Toni): We do have a number of questions that were texted in but we also want to take some in the room. So if you do have a question. If youll do me a favor and raise your hand. And I have Dawn down here and Jeri is up there who can run a microphone to you. We want to make sure you have a mic so the folks on the phone, listening in, will be able to hear the questions as well. So will move onto the second question. And this is for you, Troy. How does this merger benefit TSYS employees?
Troy Woods: Well I think Ive touched on some of that already. And even Jeff a minute ago talked about opportunities and investments. So when you think about putting these two companies together with 3 and a half billion dollars of EBITA and 2 and a half billion dollars of pre-cash flow, it gives you these opportunities to make these investments that otherwise, perhaps standalone, it would be much more difficult to do. So it clearly gives these people opportunities. I mention in the Merchant business, for instance, theyre four times bigger than we are in Merchant Acquiring. Theyre in 32
countries outside the United states. Were in zero in Merchant Acquiring so again it gives opportunities. Jeff and Ive spent a lot of time talking about where we see some opportunities with our FIs, particularly our global FIs to be able to create bank partnerships, referral relationships, maybe joint ventures, because we have so many good FIs. And again it just creates more opportunities. So were convinced, look theres 24,000 people in this new combined company thats going to create a lot of opportunities for a lot of people.
Moderator (Toni): Ok, any questions in the room now? Well, well move along. This one is again for you, Troy. Why is Issuer Solutions operating under TSYS instead of Global Payments?
Troy Woods: Do you want it to be Global Payments? Again, Jeff and I have spent a lot of time talking about a lot of stuff over the past few months. And, maybe a few thoughts one, obviously we all know how we got started in the businesses as third party issuer processer whatever you want to call it Issuer Solutions today under the brand of Total Systems Services Inc. which, kind of like Federal Express, eventually became TSYS, like FedEx. So thats how we go to market. And granted somebody said well dont you go to market in Merchant today under TSYS Merchant Solutions. Well we do but again thats not a 10-year business, so it doesnt have the name recognition or at least the connectivity, if you will, to Merchant like Issuing. And as you all know Issuing is 40 to 45 percent of our revenue today at this company. So quickly Jeff and agreed to keeping the name TSYS in a town thats got 5,000 employees in this town. It is how we go to market with our Issuing business and thats the brand that we should keep. And he was quick to point out too, it just hit me, to remind me that when they acquired Heartland, they kept the Heartland brand. The Heartland brand was bigger in SNB world, I guess, than Global, back whenever, three or four years ago. So they still have that brand as well. I guess in some ways and in a much smaller scale, we kept the Netspend brand. We go to market on our GPR and DDA business Consumer Solutions under the Netspend brand. So, it just seemed to make sense. So thats why we landed there.
Jeff Sloan: I was just telling Troy this story at lunch. I think we have some early market validation. One of our European bank partners who works with us with Global Payments in Merchants called me yesterday and said at the right time I really want to talk to TSYS about card issuer processing. That was one of the largest banks in Europe. So I was telling Troy, thats a great call to get. And they didnt say I want to talk to Global Payments, they said I want to talk to TSYS. So not only have we already seen some of the very positive direction that we wanted in what we can do in revenue together. I think the market has told us that TSYS really has the premier brand and offering in Issuing, globally.
Troy Woods: And to my point earlier, were totally convinced many of our, particularly, International FIs have talked to us have talked to Gaylon, have talked to Kelley over the years about Merchant Acquiring. And we dont really have that type set up outside of the United States. And likewise, were all convinced that its going to be an opportunity to grow those partnerships both Issuing and Acquiring, internationally.
Moderator (Toni): OK, lets check again if there are any questions in the room.
Troy Woods: Emilys got one.
Audience Member (Emily): Thanks, Dawn. Someones got to get it started in the room. Troy and Jeff, and your team, thanks for taking time today. Im Emily Edmonds. I run Media Relations in Corporate Communications here. During the announcement we talked about 300 million in cost synergies over the next three years. Obviously, a component of that is people. As were gearing up for a Q4 close, which is in four months, which is kind of crazy to think about, what does that look like from a people perspective from now through October. Jeff, obviously, you just talked a lot about how people are your most important asset. Theres going to be a lot of overlap and lot of redundancies from where I sit from a Corporate perspective as well from a Merchant standpoint. So Im curious your thoughts on, from a people standpoint, over the next four months, what does that look like in terms of change and post-close what does that look like?
Jeff Sloan: Sure, do you want me to start, Troy?
Troy Woods: Sure, go ahead
Jeff Sloan: So, I would say for the next four months, its business as usual. But if you back up further I would say the nice thing about where we are particularly here in Columbus, Georgia two of three businesses you have are not businesses that Global Payments is in. Mainly the Issuer Processing business and Consumer Solutions. So, I would say in general 65 percent of TSYS doesnt really overlap. Instead, those are markets that were very enamored of and really want to be big in and take into further geographies. But I view that as more of a revenue story on two-thirds of TSYS than a consolidation story. Thats kind of one point. The second point, is if you go in the Merchant business and other adjacent areas, which is the other 35 percent of TSYS Id say there are a lot of opportunities in technology and facilities before you even get to people. So the way I really think about your question is what can we do to consolidate technology environments because we have multiple separate instances of front-ends, back-ends, charge backs, etc. And those are systems rather than people. What do we do with the facilities matter? We each have facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia; in Atlanta, Georgia; were in Midtown. I would tell you theres great opportunities overseas, so theres very good overlap geographically outside the United States in terms of physical presence in facilities between TSYS and Global Payments. Global Payments for example is looking at real estate in London. Guess whats going to happen? Were going to move over to TSYS? Right? Instead of getting a separate facility. So, I think you have to look at that as well as asking on the people side. Now on the people side, one of the most important things, in any of our businesses, when we combine them, and one of the key metrics for success that I always look at is: Can we sustain and enhance the rate of revenue growth of the partnership so its at the same or better rate after than before? To do that
you really dont want to disrupt or touch sales people. As well as all the folks helping them are critical to sustain the rate of revenue growth. I would say there are entire areas where you say lets make sure were leading with our best foot forward. And that were retaining and enhancing as many of the folks who are driving the businesses in the first place. So, I think you step back. I think the simple answer to your question is for two-thirds of the company there really is no overlap. The second answer to your question is in areas where there is overlap theres technology and facilities overlap which generally are not people-based. So, listen, time will tell. Whenever youre combining businesses that have 24,000 people across a hundred virtual markets and 40 physical markets, clearly there are going to be conversations about overlap. But, I dont think its the driving factor in terms of what we want to do with the partnership.
Troy Woods: I think the only thing I would add to that is if you look at the numbers from the last 12 months, the combined companies have hired over 1,000 people and I think thats the kind of focus we should have. Back to Jeffs point, you know, 24,000 we should focus on. Were hiring a lot of people. I think wed be disingenuous to sit here stand here -you know we publicly said 300 million in cost synergies over three years that were looking for. And Jeffs done a great job of talking about this. Its a lot more than just people. You have nine on your board? Or eight? Nine?
Jeff Sloan: Eight.
Troy Woods: Eight now with John coming off. But weve got nine on our board. Well, were going to have 12 combined. So thats corporate expense that goes away. TSYS [will no longer be listed] on the New York Stock Exchange. On and on and on around cost takeout. So weve got to be very mindful of all of that. Ive told our team and Jeffs said the same thing. Weve been through mergers and theyve been through mergers. Both of us, so far, have been on the side of acquiring others. Its not all and this is very important, I think, to hear Its not all on the back of TSYS. You know, Jeffs made it very clear, weve all made it very clear, that were going to take the best of he mentioned London the best of the city, the best of the infrastructure, the best of the locations, what makes sense. You know, If weve got 15 people in the location and theyve got 200 people around the block, well, think about it, were going that way and vice versa. So, there will be changes I think, again, Id just be disingenuous, over the coming months, weve just got to embrace that change. And as I say all the time, make it our friend and not our enemy. But there will be changes. And were going to do all that we can trust me on this to communicate, stay in front of it and let you know whats going on.
Moderator (Toni): Any other questions in the room? Alright, we kind of touched on this a little bit just now but Jeff this is for you, How do you view the issuer segment of the payments market and what synergies do you see thats between the two companies and the issuing line of business that can help issuing continue to progress and move forward.
Jeff Sloan: Well listen, the issuing business is critical to the success of the company. I mean I think thats the, thats just, uh, well stop right there. The second thing Id say, and Troy actually alluded to this is, particularly outside of the United States, we get asked all the time, just like Troy gets asked, wheres your merchant business outside the United States, I cant tell you how many times Ive been asked well, do you guys do issuing too? I already used the example of a European bank calling me the other day saying we want to talk to TSYS, not to Global Payments but to TSYS. So, what I would tell you is outside of the United States in particular there is a very distinct need for Issuing and Acquiring to be resident in the same company. Thats just the way the market is, the markets developed, thats the way buyers buy those services, thats where I think a lot of the partnership and acquisition opportunities outside the United States and in Europe and Latin America in particular really are so I think its critical that we be successful in growing the Issuing business as fast as we can grow it. The amount of cross referrals that we can do from Merchant to Issuer and from Issuer to Merchant, there really is no limit. I think the limit is how effectively can we prioritize those cross referrals when we get to market. TSYS is stronger than Global Payments in Latin America. Global Payments outside mainland China has more of a presence in Asia than TSYS does and those are opportunities. The same thing is true in Canada the same thing is true across Europe, so Issuer is absolutely critical to growing the client business and, as Troy said a few minutes ago, it doesnt mean that we dont have competitors, it doesnt mean that we dont have businesses like Fidelity or Fiserv that are good at what they do, but its important to understand that as a pure play payments company, every amount of capital, every dollar of capital that you put to the combined business its toward the furtherance of success of the payments business. We all know how budgets work, when something needs to get cut and youre selling 50 different things. One is mortgages, one is loans, one is deposits. Those are all very good businesses, but you cant fund all of them at the same time, the capital is not into it (infinite?). So its important in that context to recognize that those dollars of capital coming out of TSYS and coming out of Global Payments on a combined basis are going into Issuing and going into the businesses that produce the growth and got us to where we are today and going to take us to where we are going to be. And I would say, going back to what Troy said before about scale, and I dont know Troy, we havent really talked about this, so, this might be, this is actually eye opening to look at it, so on a combined basis TSYS and Global Payments at the time we close will be the fourth largest public company in Georgia measured by market capitalization. Now those other companies are great, Im going to poo poo Coca-Cola or Home Depot. Those companies are real good and UPS is number three, and those are great businesses and in many cases great partners of each of us, but I will tell you there is no reason we cant be number three, were in shouting distance of UPS so when you think about where the combined company is today, what the trajectory of the business is, I fully expect us to break that top 3 in the next couple of years and you know how were going to get there? By firing on all cylinders including especially in one of our largest businesses Issuing, so Issuing is absolutely critical to what we do. The other thing Ill say, you didnt ask this question but its a related point, so on Netspend and our Consumer, TSYS cant say our yet weve got to get through
government stuff its TSYS consumer solutions business, so Ive already gotten multiple phone calls including one when Cameron and I were in Mexico yesterday it was a conversation about how fast can you bring Consumer Solutions to my country meaning, in this example, Spain or Mexico, that is to say outside of the United States. So, were getting unsolicited and TSYS obviously went through this before, inquiries into expanding not just Issuer of course but Consumer Solutions to other parts of the world, but I think thats a fantastic opportunity for the combined business and thats how were going to be number 3 by market cap shortly, I think number 1 or 2 youre going to have to wait for Home Depot or Coca-Cola to do something different than they currently do.
Troy Woods: We dont want 300,000 people like Home Depot.
Jeff Sloan: But wed be worth like 250 billion, but I think at the end of the day lets set our sights on Troy if we could, theres no reason why cant be there in the next couple of years.
Moderator (Toni): Any other questions in the room?
Jeri Godfrey (TSYS Team Member): I have one that came in on text that is kinda fun. Jeff and Troy, you have known each other for a significant amount of time, can you describe each other in three words?
Jeff Sloan: You go first
Troy Woods: Did you say three words? OK, trustworthy, smart, capable, thats Jeff Sloan
Jeff Sloan: You see, this is why I had you go first, its like an open book test. Well listen, I will say with Troy, gracious, honest and family. I think those are the three things that I think about Troy. We didnt rehearse that, that just kinda came up as a question.
Moderator (Toni): Alright, any other questions in the room, just raise your hand and well get a mic to you. OK, this one is for both of you and I think well start with Jeff. You mentioned Diversity and Inclusion a few minutes ago, and since D&I has been trending you know and is a focus in many organizations now, how intentional will the decision making be in making sure that the demographics of the future senior and executive leadership will be reflective of the diversity of this global company?
Jeff Sloan: Ill take the Global Payments side and obviously that Troy will speak for TSYS so, listen, I think mathematically just to give a little bit of context for Global Payments so, Global Payments is actually in the United States where we primarily measure, its a little harder to do overseas, were actually fairly diverse today so Id say relative to our financial services and technology peers actually were in a relatively good place. Now, unfortunately, I would say a lot of that is by accident and I would say a lot of that is also not as good nearly as it can be. So I mentioned before we started a number of years ago an effort to make sure that its not accidental that we actually take it to where we think it needs to be and really drive it to a point that makes us feel very proud about where we are. So one example, to respond to what you asked is, when we are looking outside the company in particular, for new executives we require and interview a diverse
slate of candidates. We think as a company and I know TSYS and Troy feel exactly the same way, when we look at Directors for our Board as a company at Global Payments, and Troy and I have talked about this, we require that we actively recruit diverse and inclusive candidates. So, we are not where we want to be, we have plenty of way to go and plenty of work to be done, but were very proud of where we are and I think were doing the right thing to get there but it requires continual focus, investment in mentoring, career counseling and training and all the things that we need to do very similar to TSYS, the fact that weve rolled out Unconscious Bias training to all of our managers worldwide at Global Payments in the last number of months. These are all steps along the path so its a journey and its ever changing, but I feel that weve made a lot of progress and I know that well continue to do that going ahead and that is something that I know having spent a lot of time with Troy is very important to the culture of the combined company and very important to TSYS.
Troy Woods: Yeah, maybe I can just add to that a little bit from the TSYS perspective. Again, maybe starting with our board as well, and I think all of you know this over the past really roughly year and a half, two years made a very concertive effort to become more diverse on our board. About 40% of our board is now classified as diverse, a heck of a lot better than where it was literally 24 months ago. But like Jeff said its a journey you never stop. On the management side youve heard me stand up and talk about it, Im not proud of the fact that when we look at our executive leadership team that its not more diverse than it is, and we too are making a very concertive effort. I dont mind sharing this with you, I never will forget we were up in New York, I dont know three weeks ago, Ive lost track of everything Cameron, but and had a big meeting in New York, a 12-hour meeting to be exact, remember that one? And me and Paul Todd and Cameron and Jeff went to dinner and I didnt know where Jeff thought I was going but I told Jeff, when we were in a private room, I said Jeff you know and Im just gonna, you know how I am Im transparent, I said you know Jeff you and I have failed miserably and Jeff kinda what a way to end the day, what a way to end a 12-hour meeting. I said well weve gotta do a better job of diversity in our executive leadership teams. When I look around the room at who TSYS brought to this meeting and you brought up at this meeting you know its not as diverse as it needs to be. And he agreed 100%. And so it is a journey, it takes work and so were working at it. I do believe this, that he and I both, and I know the management team, I know TSYS is and Im also convinced from Jeff that your team is as well, were committed to making it better.
Moderator (Toni): OK, any questions in the room? OK, theres one right there.
Tim McCullough (TSYS Team Member): With the acquisitions youve made over the last few years how integrated vs. stand alone is your technology stack?
Jeff Sloan: Well that may be a great question for Guido Sacchi whos here, but I would say the general answer to your question is we segment our businesses into two types, the first is what we call our edge businesses which generally tend to be as Troy described our software, software related businesses. And in those businesses we generally keep them not integrated to answer your question. So what does that mean,
for example, so were a bunch of vertical markets. Restaurants is a really good example as a vertical market in the industry and also for Heartland and Global Payments. In that instance we dont tell the firms at SiteCo or at Genial heres the restaurant software you should build, so from that point of view its not particularly integrated, but, thats why we call edge so their innovating at the edge their developing the products and services that they think Burger King and Tim Hortins and the like or Popeyes are really going to want. Thats one example. But we also have elements within those businesses that are across most our portfolios that we go core. Those are things that we think that we can apply a lot of scale to that we can are pretty good at. So, while were not good at telling the Burger Kings folks heres what you should do at the drive through, heres what the physical point of sale software should look like, but we are very good at compliance, were very good at scale and payments processing, which is why a pure play payments company made so much sense, as Troy alluded to before, were very good at architecture so while we allow our restaurant business to, for example, to innovate and develop their software we send in our systems enterprise architects to say is that the right architecture, is it secure, is it compliant, is it scalable, is it expensable, can I bring it overseas those are things that we think we are really good at. Because in a combined basis TSYS and Global Payments have 6,000 people running around in technology, so if were not good at technology as a technology company youve got a lot of problems, right. So its important for us, therefore, to have a good point of view on things that are good horizontally so I would say the specific end vertical No. We leave the innovation at the edge, the core functionality of what we do, we largely try to consolidate. Its a balance in really everything that we do. Sure
Moderator (Toni): Anyone else. I have a final question here that was texted in and Troy this is for you. Will TSYS shares with an ESPP be converted to Global Payment Shares, and then there are two more parts to it, what about shares of restricted stock awards, RSUs and shares tied to performance grants, and no. 3 will they be converted as well.
Troy Woods: Well, I can tell you what that persons thinking. I mean the simple answer is Yes. All of that will be addressed all of that will be dealt with they will be converted were working through the process now, were making sure we nail down the mechanics if you will of the performance shares because obviously pulling these two companies together well mix up that apple cart a little but the simple answer is Yes no one is going to walk away. . . I had a question last week that said I just dont understand why if Ive got a thousand shares of TSYS why when we put these two companies together Im only going to have 810 shares of TSYS. It doesnt work that way, but it will all get converted correctly and converted over to Global shares correct. Ryland, anything you want to add to that or?
Ryland Harrelson (TSYS Team Member): [Inaudible]
Ryland Harrelson (TSYS Team Member): Ill start again, the big thing that Ive heard on that same question is that all the awards that we have are being assumed, and with assumed, to your point, weve got to work out some mechanics but everything everyone has outstanding whether its an ESPP account or, you know, equity awards that are time based or whatever, they will be assumed, so same vesting periods, etc. is what were going to see, so, I think were in a good place.
Troy Woods: I will add this kind of a funny note, my brother called me about three or four days ago, he retired from TSYS and he was asking because he didnt care about anything but the stock and so I called AST I believe and I get the stock quote and so hows that all going to work? I said well we havent worked all that out yet, but itll get taken care of and he asked me a second question and I said well thats being addressed to. And he said, well you know for being CEO of the company you dont know crap. And I said, well thank you very much.
Moderator (Toni): Alright, well on that note, any other questions?
Troy Woods: Well look, thank you very much, I appreciate you coming in.
Moderator (Toni): Oh wait, I think we have one.
Elizabeth Swain (TSYS Team Member): Thank you, Im sorry, one more question, Im Elizabeth Swain Im from the issuing segment and I think this a great story to tell and I think theres a lot of good opportunities and its going to be easy for us to go back to our teams and share a lot of good information. I think our teams are more concerned with the day to day impacts that theyll see, things like vacation and day care and can I still wear shorts to work. Knowing that yall are still working those out and working out those details, do you have a timeline that we can share with our teams that kind of you are trying to get this done before the deal is completed or will this continue over the next six months or year, whats thought around that?
Troy Woods: Let me take a stab at that and Ryland jump in, I think the short answer is we dont have a timeline at the moment. As you can imagine theres about 6,000 things that have to be all addressed both the mechanics of the performance shares and all the way to, trust me Globals not going to come in and say no more shorts around. I mean, Jeff wears blue jeans, Im going to wear blue jeans tomorrow to work. But I know weve had these conversations too, that theyre on Workday like us, theyre self-insured like us, different company administers I think UnitedHealth were Blue Cross, theyve got pet insurance, we dont have pet insurance, but were going to look at the best of both. I cant keep up with all the PDOs and all that stuff anymore but all of that will be worked out and I know thats important, I dont mean to demean that all but we dont have all those answers yet but Ryland, I dont know if you have anything to add to that.
Ryland Harrelson (TSYS Team Member): Not much to add Troy, but I will tell you that through 19 everythings going to run as it does today I mean through 19. And were going to get it to the planning stage you know once we get the transaction complete, and were going to have to look at 20. I will tell you that if you compare and just go down the list of what Global offers to all their team members and what we offer to all our team members I mean its almost check, check, check, check, check, right down the, almost identical.
Jeff Sloan: Just one point from Globals side, I mean you asked the way you did, so we do have pet insurance that didnt come from legacy Global, that was actually when we did an acquisition Active Network they had pet insurance and we thought it was a great idea, so I agree with Troy completely in terms of the best of both companies but I would also say that were very much open minded so theres things that we looked at that at Global like flexible work weeks, theres certainly a lot of work from home, so my guess is TSYS is some what the same as Global Payments is ... Flexible work weeks, flexible hours, gifting of hours, that kind of stuff; we havent yet figured that out but to Troys point at Global Payments but we want to take the best of both companies and as Ryland mentioned, once we get to the end of 19 certainly looking ahead and saying for a company this size with this scale what is the best thing to do for our people, what are people asking for, what do they really want? And thats a very good time to implement those things and, to be honest, thats how we decided to go with pet insurance, it came from one of the deals that we did and it was important and we thought it was a great idea and rolled out to the rest of the employee base and I would hope that we would do the same thing here.
Troy Woods: Well again, thanks to everybody for coming in and asking the questions. Jeff thank you and your management team for making the effort for being here we appreciate it very much. Thank you.
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