NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) announced today that a draft news release inadvertently was posted briefly to First Data’s website early this morning and immediately was removed. The news release announced that First Data had agreed to acquire BluePay Holdings, Inc. from current owners, including TA Associates and BluePay management. First Data confirmed that it is currently in discussions with BluePay with respect to a potential transaction, but that a potential transaction has not yet been finalized. There can be no assurance that a transaction will be finalized and, if so, what will be the terms and conditions of any such transaction. As such, the conference call that was announced in the draft news release will not be held this morning.
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.
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