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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): March 4, 2021



Mastercard Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-32877   13-4172551

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2000 Purchase Street

Purchase, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(914) 249-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock   MA   New York Stock Exchange
1.100% Notes due 2022   MA22   New York Stock Exchange
2.100% Notes due 2027   MA27   New York Stock Exchange
2.500% Notes due 2030   MA30   New York Stock Exchange

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 8.01

Other Events.

On March 4, 2021, Mastercard Incorporated (the “Company”) completed an offering of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.900% Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Notes”) and $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.950% Notes due 2051 (the “2051 Notes” and together with the 2031 Notes, the “Notes”). The offering of the Notes was made pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253041), which Registration Statement relates to the offer and sale on a delayed basis from time to time of an indeterminate amount of the Company’s debt securities. Further information concerning the Notes and related matters is set forth in the Company’s Prospectus Supplement dated March 2, 2021, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 4, 2021.

In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement dated as of March 2, 2021 (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., NatWest Markets Securities Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. as representatives (the “Representatives”) of the several underwriters listed in Schedule II to the Underwriting Agreement. The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the terms of such agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, dated as of March 31, 2014 (the “Indenture”), together with the officer’s certificate dated as of March 4, 2021 establishing the terms of the Notes (the “Officer’s Certificate”). The Officer’s Certificate is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. The forms of the 2031 Notes and 2051 Notes are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.2 and 4.3 and are incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits






  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated as of March 2, 2021, among the Company and the Representatives
  4.1    Officer’s Certificate of the Company, dated as of March 4, 2021
  4.2    Form of Global Note representing the Company’s 1.900% Notes due 2031 (included in Exhibit 4.1)
  4.3    Form of Global Note representing the Company’s 2.950% Notes due 2051 (included in Exhibit 4.1)
  5.1    Opinion of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
23.1    Consent of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page interactive data file does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are 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.


Mastercard Incorporated

/s/ Janet McGinness

Name:   Janet McGinness
Title:   Corporate Secretary

Date: March 4, 2021