FIRST DATA CORPORATION (NYSE:FDC) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

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FIRST DATA CORPORATION (NYSE:FDC) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On December 18, 2017, First Data filed a Certificate of Retirement with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to retire 102,150,250 shares of its Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (Class B Common Stock). All 102,150,250 shares of Class B Common Stock were converted into shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of First Data (Class A Common Stock). First Data’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation requires that any shares of Class B Common Stock that are converted into shares of Class A Common Stock be retired and may not be reissued.

Effective upon filing, the Certificate of Retirement amended First Data’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to reduce the total number of authorized shares of capital stock of the First Data by 102,150,250 shares. The total number of authorized shares of First Data is now 2,222,847,754, shares, consisting of 1,600,000,000 shares designated Class A Common Stock, 522,847,754 shares designated Class B Common Stock, and 100,000,000 shares designated preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. A copy of the Certificate of Retirement is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) The following is a list of the Exhibits filed with this report.

Exhibit

Number Description of Exhibit

Certificate of Retirement of 102,150,250 Shares of Class B Common Stock


FIRST DATA CORP Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 exhibit31certificateofreti.htm CERTIFICATE OF RETIREMENT Exhibit EXHIBIT 3.1CERTIFICATE OF RETIREMENT OF 102,…
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About FIRST DATA CORPORATION (NYSE:FDC)

First Data Corporation is an electronic commerce company. The Company is a merchant acquirer, issuer processor and independent network services provider, which enables businesses to accept electronic payments, helping financial institutions issue credit, debit and prepaid cards. Its segments include Global Business Solutions (GBS), which provides retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services, as well as mobile payment services, Webstore-in-a-box solutions, and cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system; Global Financial Solutions (GFS), which provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers and include credit and retail private-label card processing, as well as licensed financial software systems, such as its VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions; Network & Security Solutions (NSS), Which provides a range of solutions that it sell to clients in its Global Business Solutions and Global Financial Solutions segments, and Corporate.

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