Euronet completes universal shelf registration process
LEAWOOD, KANSAS, – July 9, 2004 – Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: EEFT) announced today that its previously filed "universal shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 had been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Euronet filed the registration statement to register the possible future offer and sale by the company from time to time of up to $35 million of various securities, which may include debt securities, preferred stock, common stock and warrants. While the company has no immediate intentions to offer securities under this universal shelf, the company may periodically offer the securities in amounts, at prices and upon terms to be determined when, and if, the securities are offered.
No securities associated with the registration statement have been issued at this time. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy. Euronet will not sell any of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of the securities will be made only by means of the prospectus contained in the registration statement and any prospectus supplement that may be issued with respect to such offering.
About Euronet Worldwide
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The company offers outsourcing and consulting services, integrated EFT software, network gateways, and electronic prepaid top-up services to financial institutions, mobile operators and retailers. Euronet operates the largest independent pan-European ATM network and the largest India shared ATM network. Euronet is also the largest provider of prepaid processing, or top-up services, for prepaid mobile airtime. The company has processing centers located in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and processes electronic top-up transactions at more than 150,000 point-of-sale terminals across more than 60,000 retailers in Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S. With corporate headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, USA, and 17 worldwide offices, Euronet serves clients in more than 60 countries. Visit the company's web site at www.euronetworldwide.com.
Any statements contained in this news release which are not historical in nature, such as statements concerning the company's or management's intentions, expectations or predictions of future performance, are forward-looking statements. Euronet's actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including: technological developments affecting the market for the company's products and services; foreign exchange fluctuations; changes in the capital markets and changes in laws and regulations affecting the company's business. These risks and other risks are described in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Euronet's Form 10-Q/A (Amendment No. 1) for the period ended March 31, 2004 and its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003. Copies of these filings may be obtained by contacting the company or the SEC.