SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), the identity platform powering exceptional experiences, today announced that it commenced a “modified Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase up to $500 million of shares of its common stock, or such lesser number of shares of its common stock as are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, at a price not greater than $49.00 nor less than $44.50 per share of common stock, net to the seller in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest (the “Offer”). The Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the “Offer to Purchase” and in the related “Letter of Transmittal” that are being filed by LiveRamp with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The closing price of LiveRamp’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on November 12, 2018, the last full trading day before the commencement of the Offer, was $45.89 per share. The Offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on December 12, 2018, unless the Offer is extended. Tenders of shares must be made prior to the expiration of the Offer and may be withdrawn at any time prior to the expiration of the Offer.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as the dealer managers for the Offer. Georgeson Inc. is serving as the information agent for the Offer. Computershare Trust Company, N.A. is acting as the depositary for the Offer.
LiveRamp’s board of directors has authorized the Offer. However, none of LiveRamp, any member of its board of directors, the dealer managers, the information agent or the depositary makes any recommendation to whether any stockholder should participate or refrain from participating in the Offer or as to the price or prices at which the stockholders may choose to tender their shares in the Offer. Stockholders must make their own decision as to whether to tender their shares and, if so, how many shares to tender and the price or prices at which their shares should be tendered. In doing so, stockholders should consult their own financial and tax advisors and read carefully and evaluate the information in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal (as they may be amended or supplemented), including the reasons for the Offer.
LiveRamp provides the identity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver innovative products and exceptional experiences. LiveRamp IdentityLink™ connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical world, powering the people-based marketing revolution and allowing consumers to safely connect with the brands and products they love. For more information, visit www.LiveRamp.com.
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