United States
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K

Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
June 19, 2013
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
001-32630
(Commission File Number)
 
     
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of 
Incorporation or Organization)
 
16-1725106
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
601 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(Addresses of Principal Executive Offices)
(904) 854-8100
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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:
 
x
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
o
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
 

 
 
 

 

Item 8.01.      Other Events.
 
As previously disclosed, on May 28, 2013, Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“FNF”), and Lion Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a subsidiary of FNF (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Lender Processing Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“LPS”) pursuant to which  Merger Sub will be merged with and into LPS, with LPS surviving as a subsidiary of FNF (the “Merger”). Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, it was agreed to that at the effective time of the Merger, each share of LPS common stock (“LPS Common Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time (other than (i) shares owned by LPS, its subsidiaries, FNF or Merger Sub and (ii) shares in respect of which appraisal rights have been properly exercised and perfected under Delaware law) would be converted into the right to receive (i) $16.625 in cash, as the same may be increased pursuant to the Merger Agreement (the “Cash Consideration”), and (ii) a fraction of a share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of FNF (“FNF Common Stock”) equal to the exchange ratio, as it may be adjusted pursuant to the Merger Agreement (such exchange ratio, the “Exchange Ratio” and such consideration the “Stock Consideration” and, together with the Cash Consideration, the “Merger Consideration”).

As previously disclosed, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, FNF can, prior to mailing the joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the Merger, elect to alter the consideration mix by increasing the Cash Consideration by up to $16.625 per share of LPS Common Stock with a corresponding decrease in the Stock Consideration as provided under the terms of the Merger Agreement.

On June 19, 2013, FNF notified LPS that it was exercising its option to increase the Cash Consideration from $16.625 per share of LPS Common Stock to $22.303 per share of LPS Common Stock and correspondingly decrease the Stock Consideration.

In addition, as previously disclosed, the Exchange Ratio is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. Specifically, after giving effect to the increase in the Cash Consideration to $22.303 per share of LPS Common Stock and the related decrease in the Stock Consideration, if the average of the volume weighted averages of the trading prices of FNF Common Stock during the ten trading day period ending on (and including) the third trading day prior to the closing of the Merger (the “Average FNF Stock Price”) is:

(i) greater than $26.763, the Exchange Ratio will be an amount equal to the quotient of (a) (x) the product of (1) 0.65224 multiplied by (2) the Average FNF Stock Price minus (y) $5.678 divided by (b) the Average FNF Stock Price;

(ii) between $24.215 and $26.763, the Exchange Ratio will be 0.42948;

(iii) between $20.000 and $24.215, the Exchange Ratio will adjust so that the value of the Stock Consideration is fixed (based on the Average FNF Stock Price) at $10.400 per share of LPS Common Stock; and
 
(iv) less than $20.000, the Exchange Ratio will be 0.52000.
 
 
 
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As previously disclosed, funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”) have committed to purchase common equity interests in a subsidiary of FNF, the proceeds of which will be used by FNF to pay a portion of the aggregate Merger Consideration and the related fees and expenses.  In connection with the increase in Cash Consideration, the equity financing commitments FNF obtained from THL have been increased by $200 million pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an amended and restated equity commitment letter dated June 19, 2013.  FNF expects to fund the remaining increase in the Cash Consideration through cash on hand and existing credit facilities (but may also use other available sources).

In addition, prior to mailing the joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the Merger, FNF can elect to further alter the consideration mix by further increasing the Cash Consideration such that the total of all such increases do not exceed $16.625 per share of LPS Common Stock, in which event there would be further corresponding decreases in the Stock Consideration as provided under the terms of the Merger Agreement.  If FNF elects to further increase the Cash Consideration and further decrease the Stock Consideration, the Exchange Ratio will be further adjusted to reflect the new consideration mix. However, if FNF elects to further increase the Cash Consideration and the Average FNF Stock Price is greater than $26.763, then the Exchange Ratio will be further adjusted to reflect the increased value that would have been received at the closing of the Merger had FNF not elected to alter the consideration mix.

On June 19, 2013, FNF issued a press release in connection with its decision to alter the mix of the Merger Consideration. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01.      Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)                  Exhibits
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
99.1
 
Press Release issued by FNF, dated June 19, 2013.
 
Important Information Will be Filed with the SEC
 
FNF plans to file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 in connection with the transaction.  FNF and LPS plan to file with the SEC and mail to their respective stockholders a Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus in connection with the transaction. The Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will contain important information about FNF, the Copany, the transaction and related matters.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE.
 
 
 
 
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Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by FNF and LPS through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by phone, email or written request by contacting the investor relations department of FNF or LPS at the following:
 
   
FNF
   
LPS
   
   
601 Riverside Avenue
   
601 Riverside Avenue
   
   
Jacksonville, FL 32204
   
Jacksonville, FL 32204
   
   
Attention: Investor Relations
   
Attention: Investor Relations:
 
 
   
904-854-8100
   
904-854-5100
   
   
dkmurphy@fnf.com
   
nancy.murphy@lpsvcs.com
   

FNF and LPS, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement.  Information regarding the directors and executive officers of FNF is contained in FNF’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its proxy statement filed on April 12, 2013, which are filed with the SEC.  Information regarding LPS’s directors and executive officers is contained in LPS’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its proxy statement filed on April 9, 2013, which are filed with the SEC.  A more complete description will be available in the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus.
 
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on FNF or LPS management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, them. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. FNF and LPS undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: the ability to consummate the proposed transaction; the ability to obtain requisite regulatory and stockholder approval and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction; the ability of FNF to successfully integrate LPS’s operations and employees and realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the proposed transaction on relationships, including with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; changes in general
 
 
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economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; weakness or adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; FNF’s dependence on distributions from its title insurance underwriters as a main source of cash flow; significant competition that FNF and LPS face; compliance with extensive government regulation; and other risks detailed in the “Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of FNF’s and LPS’ Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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SIGNATURE
 
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
   
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
 
 
Date:
June 19, 2013
By:  
/s/ Michael L. Gravelle
 
     
Name:  
Michael L. Gravelle
 
     
Title:  
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
99.1
 
Press Release issued by FNF, dated June 19, 2013.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Exhibit 99.1
 
 
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Adjustment to the Consideration Mix in the
 
Acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc.; Cash Component Increased by $500 Million
 
Jacksonville, Fla. -- (June 19, 2013) -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services and diversified services, today announced that it was exercising its option to adjust the consideration mix in the previously announced acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (“LPS”) by increasing the cash component of the total consideration by approximately $500 million and correspondingly decreasing the stock component of the total consideration by an equal amount.

FNF will directly provide $300 million of the $500 million increase, with funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”) providing the remaining $200 million.  The total consideration will be unchanged and the additional $500 million cash component will be offset by an equal reduction in the stock component of the total consideration.

On May 28, 2013, FNF signed a definitive agreement under which FNF will acquire all of the outstanding stock of LPS for $33.25 per common share, for a total equity value of approximately $2.9 billion.

Based on today’s announcement, FNF will now pay approximately 67% of the total consideration for the LPS shares of common stock in cash and 33% in shares of FNF common stock, subject to adjustment as described in the definitive agreement and below.

As previously announced, at the closing of the LPS acquisition, FNF will combine its ServiceLink business with LPS in a new consolidated holding company.  FNF will now sell approximately a 29% minority equity interest in the new consolidated holding company to THL for a total investment of approximately $581 million in cash.  FNF will retain approximately a 71% ownership interest in the new consolidated holding company.

Under the definitive agreement, FNF’s shares of common stock have been valued at $25.489 per share (the “Reference Price”).  Based on the increased cash component of the total consideration, that now represents a fixed exchange ratio of 0.42948 shares of FNF common stock for each share of LPS common stock.  Based on the Reference Price, FNF currently expects to issue approximately 37.8 million shares of FNF common stock to LPS common stockholders, representing approximately 14.2% of FNF’s pro-forma, fully diluted outstanding shares.

Based on today’s announcement, if FNF’s average common stock price at closing is greater than $26.763, the exchange ratio will be adjusted to reflect the increased value that would have been received at closing without today’s increase in the cash consideration.  If FNF’s average common stock price at closing is greater than $24.215 but less than $26.763, the exchange ratio remains fixed at 0.42948 per share of FNF common stock.  If FNF’s average common stock price at closing is between $20.00 and $24.215 per share, FNF will increase the number of shares of FNF common stock to be received by LPS stockholders such that LPS stockholders receive a minimum of $10.40 per share in value on the stock portion of the consideration, or $32.703 per share in total.  If FNF’s average common stock price at closing is less than $20.00, the exchange
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
ratio will be fixed at 0.5200 per share of FNF common stock, in which event LPS will have a right to terminate the transaction.  Additionally, on or before three trading days prior to the anticipated date of effectiveness of FNF’s registration statement on Form S-4, FNF has the option to further increase the cash portion of the consideration from $22.303 per share of LPS common stock up to $33.25 per share of LPS common stock with a corresponding decrease in the stock portion of the merger consideration as provided for under the terms of the merger agreement, in which case the exchange ratio will be adjusted to reflect the new consideration mix.  However, if FNF elects to further increase the cash portion of the consideration and FNF’s average common stock price at closing is greater than $26.763, then the exchange ratio will be further adjusted to continue to reflect the increased value that would have been received at closing without any change in consideration mix.

The acquisition agreement includes a “go-shop” period effective through July 7, 2013, during which LPS is permitted to actively solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties. The acquisition agreement contains a break-up fee equal to approximately 1.25% of the total equity value of $2.9 billion payable to FNF if LPS terminates the acquisition agreement based on receiving a superior proposal during the “go-shop” period.  The acquisition agreement also contains a break-up fee equal to approximately 2.5% of the total equity value if LPS fails to hold a shareholders meeting or terminates the agreement after the expiration of the “go-shop” period because it received a superior proposal after the expiration of the “go-shop” period.  In addition, the acquisition agreement includes a break-up fee equal to approximately 2.5% of the total equity value if (i) a competing offer for LPS is made public by a third party, (ii) the acquisition agreement is terminated either as a result of the LPS shareholders voting against the transaction or the date of March 31, 2014 being reached and the LPS shareholders meeting not having been held or if LPS breaches its obligations which results in the failure of a closing condition and (iii) within twelve months after termination, LPS enters into or consummates any alternative transaction.

“The increase in the cash component of the total consideration for LPS brings more stability and less potential volatility to the total consideration that LPS stockholders will receive,” said FNF Chairman William P. Foley, II.  “It reduces their exposure to movements in FNF’s common stock price over the next several months until the closing of the acquisition, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2013.  LPS stockholders also retain the ability to participate in the future performance of FNF’s common stock and the anticipated benefits of the transaction in a gradually improving residential real estate market by receiving approximately 33% of the total consideration in shares of FNF common stock.  We continue to believe that the acquisition of LPS will create significant value for all FNF stockholders.”

The transaction is subject to approval by LPS and FNF stockholders, approvals from applicable federal and state regulators and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Closing of the transaction is currently expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2013.

About FNF
            Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services and diversified 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 owns a 55% stake in American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, a family and casual dining restaurant owner and operator of the O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurant, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, and Bakers Square concepts.  FNF also owns an 87% stake in J. Alexander’s, LLC, an upscale dining restaurant owner and operator of the J. Alexander’s and Stoney River Legendary Steaks concepts.  In addition, FNF also owns a 51%
 
 
 
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stake in Remy International, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket and original equipment electrical components for automobiles, light trucks, heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.  FNF also owns a minority interest in Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of global human capital management and payment solutions.  More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
 
 
Important Information Will be Filed with the SEC
FNF plans to file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 in connection with the transaction.  FNF and LPS plan to file with the SEC and mail to their respective stockholders a Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus in connection with the transaction. The Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will contain important information about FNF, LPS, the transaction and related matters.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by FNF and LPS through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by phone, email or written request by contacting the investor relations department of FNF or LPS at the following:

 
FNF
LPS
 
601 Riverside Avenue
601 Riverside Avenue
 
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Jacksonville, FL 32204
 
Attention: Investor Relations
Attention: Investor Relations
 
904-854-8100
904-854-8640
 
dkmurphy@fnf.com
nancy.murphy@lpsvcs.com

FNF and LPS, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement.  Information regarding the directors and executive officers of FNF is contained in FNF’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its proxy statement filed on April 12, 2013, which are filed with the SEC.  Information regarding LPS’s directors and executive officers is contained in LPS’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its proxy statement filed on April 9, 2013, which are filed with the SEC.  A more complete description will be available in the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on FNF or LPS management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, them.  Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. FNF and LPS undertake no obligation to
 
 
 
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update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: the ability to consummate the proposed transaction; the ability to obtain requisite regulatory and stockholder approval and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction; the ability of FNF to successfully integrate LPS’s operations and employees and realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the proposed transaction on relationships, including with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; weakness or adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; FNF’s dependence on distributions from its title insurance underwriters as a main source of cash flow; significant competition that FNF and LPS face; compliance with extensive government regulation; and other risks detailed in the “Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of FNF’s and LPS’ Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE:  Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
CONTACT: Daniel Kennedy Murphy, FNF Senior Vice President and Treasurer, 904-854-8120, dkmurphy@fnf.com;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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