GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC false 0001123360 0001123360 2021-02-19 2021-02-19





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 19, 2021

Commission file number 001-16111





Global Payments Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Georgia   58-2567903

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


3550 Lenox Road, Atlanta, Georgia   30326
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 829-8000


(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common stock, no par value    GPN    New York Stock Exchange

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 19, 2021, Global Payments Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, and the Underwriters agreed to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 1.200% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The issuance and sale of the Notes is expected to close on February 26, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants concerning the Company and the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-232933) (as the same may be amended or supplemented, the “Registration Statement”), indemnification rights and obligations of the parties with respect to certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and termination provisions.

The Notes are registered under the Securities Act, pursuant to the Registration Statement that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on August 1, 2019. The material terms of the Notes are described in the Company’s final prospectus supplement, as filed with the Commission on February 22, 2021, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of the Securities Act, which relates to the offer and sale of the Notes and supplements the Company’s prospectus, as filed with the Commission on August 1, 2019, contained in the Registration Statement. The Company is also filing the Underwriting Agreement as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”) for purposes of such Registration Statement.

The description of the Underwriting Agreement set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Report and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 19, 2021, among the Company, BofA Securities, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed therein.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 22, 2021       By:   

/s/ Paul M. Todd

         Paul M. Todd
         Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer