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): July 7, 2013
 

 
LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware
001-34005
26-1547801
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)

601 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida
 
32204
(Addresses of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code:  (904) 854-5100

Not Applicable
(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:
 
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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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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, Lender Processing Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“FNF”), and Lion Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a subsidiary of FNF (“Merger Subsidiary”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Merger Subsidiary will be merged with and into the Company, with the Company surviving as a subsidiary of FNF.

On July 8, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing the expiration of the “go-shop” period pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed acquisition of the Company by FNF, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and products and any other statements regarding FNF’s and the Company’s future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect(s),” “estimate(s),” “project(s),” “positioned,” “strategy,” “outlook” and similar expressions. All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are the following: 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’ 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; FNF and the Company are subject to intense competition and increased competition is expected in the future; the Company’s ability to adapt its services to changes in technology or the marketplace; the impact of changes in the level of real estate activity (including, among others, loan originations and foreclosures) on demand for certain of the Company’s services; the Company’s ability to maintain and grow its relationship with its customers; the effects of the Company’s substantial leverage on its ability to make acquisitions and invest in its business; the level of scrutiny being placed on participants in the foreclosure business; risks associated with federal and state enforcement proceedings, inquiries and examinations currently underway or that may be commenced in the future with respect to the Company’s default management operations, and with civil litigation relating to these matters; changes to the laws, rules and regulations that regulate the Company’s businesses as a result of the current economic and financial environment; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; the impact of any potential defects, development delays, installation difficulties or system failures on the Company’s business and reputation; and risks associated with protecting information security and privacy. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in the Company’s and FNF’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s and FNF’s most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.  FNF and the Company assume no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Additional Information and Where to Find It
 
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of the Company by FNF. In connection with the proposed acquisition, the Company and FNF intend to file relevant materials with the SEC, including FNF’s registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of FNF and the Company that also constitutes a prospectus of FNF. Investors and security holders are urged to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including the joint proxy statement/prospectus, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders are able to obtain the documents (once available) free of charge at the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov, or for free from the Company by contacting Nancy Murphy, LPS Vice President, Investor Relations, 904.854.8640, Nancy.Murphy@lpsvcs.com, or for free from FNF by contacting Daniel Kennedy Murphy, FNF Senior Vice President and Treasurer, 904-854-8120, dkmurphy@fnf.com. Such documents are not currently available.
 
Participants in Solicitation
 
FNF and its directors, executive officers and certain employees, and the Company and its directors, executive officers and certain employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the holders of Company Common Stock and the holders of FNF common stock in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement for the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2013.  To the extent holdings of the Company securities have changed since the amounts contained in the proxy statement for the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.  Information about FNF’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement for FNF’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 12, 2013.  To the extent holdings of FNF securities have changed since the amounts contained in the proxy statement for FNF’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.  Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interest of such participants by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the acquisition (once available).  These documents (when available) may be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website http://www.sec.gov, or from the Company and FNF using the contact information above.
 
 
 
 

 
 

Non-Solicitation
 
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.
 


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued by LPS, dated July 8, 2013.
 
 
 
 

 

 
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.
 
 
Date: July 8, 2013
LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.
 
       
 
By:
/s/ Thomas L. Schilling  
   
Thomas L. Schilling
 
   
Executive Vice President and CFO
 
       


 
 
 

 
 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued by LPS, dated July 8, 2013.

ex99-1.htm
Exhibit 99.1
 

Press Release

Investors
Media
Nancy Murphy
Michelle Kersch
(904) 854-8640; nancy.murphy@lpsvcs.com
(904) 854-5043; michelle.kersch@lpsvcs.com


Lender Processing Services, Inc. Announces the Expiration of the “Go-Shop” Period
 
Jacksonville, Fla. -- (July 8, 2013) -- Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE:LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, today announced the expiration of the “go-shop” period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced merger agreement dated May 28, 2013, among LPS, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) and Lion Merger Sub, Inc., a subsidiary of FNF.
 
During the “go-shop” process, LPS was permitted, on the terms and subject to the conditions of the merger agreement, to actively solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 7, 2013.  LPS engaged in an active and extensive solicitation of 42 potentially interested parties in connection with the “go-shop” period, which resulted in three parties negotiating and entering into confidentiality agreements with LPS. Despite its solicitation efforts, LPS did not receive any alternative acquisition proposals during the “go-shop” period.
 
The LPS board of directors continues to recommend that LPS stockholders adopt the merger agreement with FNF.
 
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 LPS
 
Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS) delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as powerful data and analytics, to the nation's top mortgage lenders, servicers and investors. As a proven and trusted partner with deep client relationships, LPS offers the only end-to-end suite of solutions that provides major U.S. banks and many federal government agencies the technology and data needed to support mortgage lending and servicing operations, meet unique regulatory and compliance requirements and mitigate risk.  These integrated solutions support origination, servicing, portfolio retention and default servicing. LPS' servicing solutions include MSP, the industry’s leading loan-servicing platform, which is used to service approximately 50 percent of all U.S. mortgages by dollar volume. LPS also provides proprietary data and analytics for the mortgage, real estate and capital markets industries.
 
LPS is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, please visit www.lpsvcs.com.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed acquisition of LPS by FNF, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and products and any other statements regarding FNF’s and LPS’ future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect(s),” “estimate(s),” “project(s),” “positioned,” “strategy,” “outlook” and similar expressions. All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are the following: 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’ 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; FNF and LPS are subject to intense competition and increased competition is expected in the future; LPS’ ability to adapt its services to changes in technology or the marketplace; the impact of changes in the level of real estate activity (including, among others, loan originations and foreclosures) on demand for certain of LPS’ services; LPS’ ability to maintain and grow its relationship with its customers; the effects of LPS’ substantial leverage on its ability to make acquisitions and invest in its business; the level of scrutiny being placed on participants in the foreclosure business; risks associated with federal and state enforcement proceedings, inquiries and examinations currently underway or that may be commenced in the future with respect to LPS’ default management operations, and with civil litigation relating to these matters; changes to the laws, rules and regulations that regulate LPS’ businesses as a result of the current economic and financial environment; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; the impact of any potential defects, development delays, installation difficulties or system failures on LPS’ business and reputation; and risks associated with protecting information security and privacy. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in LPS’ and FNF’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including LPS’ and FNF’s most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.  FNF and LPS assume no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof and LPS undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Additional Information and Where to Find It
 
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of LPS by FNF. In connection with the proposed acquisition, LPS and FNF intend to file relevant materials with the SEC, including FNF’s registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of FNF and LPS that also constitutes a prospectus of FNF. Investors and security holders are urged to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including the joint proxy statement/prospectus, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders are able to obtain the documents (once available) free of charge at the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov, or for free from LPS by contacting Nancy Murphy, LPS Vice President, Investor Relations, 904.854.8640, Nancy.Murphy@lpsvcs.com, or for free from FNF by contacting Daniel Kennedy Murphy, FNF Senior Vice President and Treasurer, 904-854-8120, dkmurphy@fnf.com. Such documents are not currently available.
 
Participants in Solicitation
 
FNF and its directors, executive officers and certain employees, and LPS and its directors, executive officers and certain employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the holders of LPS common stock and the holders of FNF common stock in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about LPS’ directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement for LPS’ 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2013.  To the extent holdings of LPS securities have changed since the amounts contained in the proxy statement for LPS’ 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.  Information about FNF’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement for FNF’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 12, 2013.  To the extent holdings of FNF securities have changed since the amounts contained in the proxy statement for FNF’s 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.  Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interest of such participants by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the acquisition (once available).  These documents (when available) may be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website http://www.sec.gov, or from LPS and FNF using the contact information above.
 
Non-Solicitation
 
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.