JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services, today announced the completion of the Remy International ("Remy") Common Stock Rights Offering ("the Offering").
For each share previously owned, the Offering provided all Remy common shareholders the right to purchase two shares of additional Remy common stock at a price of $11.00 per share. Eligible Remy shareholders exercised rights for approximately 19.7 million shares of common stock resulting in proceeds of approximately $217 million, including the tender of approximately $93.5 million worth of Remy preferred stock. At the end of the Offering, Remy will have approximately 31.6 million shares of common stock outstanding.
FNF fully participated in the offering, using a combination of tendered preferred stock and cash to purchase an additional 9.9 million shares of Remy common stock for a total cost of $108.5 million. FNF now owns 14.8 million shares of Remy common stock, representing a 47% ownership position.
Following the completion of the Offering and the scheduled redemption of Remy's remaining preferred stock on January 31, 2011, Remy's total debt plus preferred stock will be reduced by $211 million from $535 million to $324 million. In addition, Remy's annual fixed charges, including interest expense and preferred stock dividends, will be reduced by approximately $40 million on an annual run-rate basis from approximately $66 million to approximately $26 million.
"We are pleased with the success of the Remy Offering," said FNF Chairman William P. Foley, II. "Remy produced significantly improved financial results in 2010 and we are excited about the company's business outlook, simplified capital structure and significantly reduced fixed charge obligations resulting from the Offering and the debt refinancing completed last December. We can now turn our focus to a number of strategic alternatives that could generate meaningful value for FNF shareholders during 2011."
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services. FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Alamo Title - that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through its specialty insurance business and is a leading provider of global human resources, payroll, benefits and payment solutions through a minority-owned subsidiary, Ceridian Corporation. More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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