DALLAS, June 17, 2019 / PRNewswire / – MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), one of the largest money transfer companies in the world, announced today the signing of a strategic agreement With Ripple, blockchain provider for payment companies, MoneyGram will be able to use Ripple's xRapid product, leveraging the XRP for currency settlement as part of the MoneyGram cross-border payment process. The partnership supports the common goal of companies to improve the settlement of cross-border payments by increasing efficiency and reducing costs via RippleNet.
Through this partnership, which will have an initial term of two years, Ripple will become the key partner of MoneyGram for cross-border settlements using digital assets. As part of this partnership, Ripple made an initial investment of $ 30 million MoneyGram Equity, consisting of common shares and a common share purchase warrant. Ripple purchased the newly issued common shares (including the underlying shares of the warrant) from MoneyGram at $ 4.10 per share, which represents a significant premium over the current market price of MoneyGram. In addition, Ripple may, at the option of MoneyGram, fund additional purchases of common shares or bonds. $ 20 million at a minimum price of $ 4.10 per share.
"I am extremely pleased with Ripple's investment in MoneyGram and the associated strategic partnership," he said. Alex Holmes, President and CEO of MoneyGram. "As the payments industry evolves, we are working to improve our platform and use the best technologies as part of our overall settlement process," said Holmes. "Thanks to our partnership with Ripple, we will also have the opportunity to further improve our operations and streamline our overall liquidity management." Since our initial partnership announced January 2018we have come to know Ripple and look forward to leveraging the strengths of our two activities. "
Today, MoneyGram relies on traditional foreign exchange markets to meet its settlement obligations, which require advance purchases of most currencies. Through this strategic partnership, MoneyGram will be able to settle key currencies and match the timing of funding to settlement requirements, reducing operating costs, working capital requirements and improving earnings and free cash flow. .
"This is a milestone in the transformation of cross-border payments, MoneyGram is one of the largest money transfer companies in the world, and the partnership will continue to strengthen the reach of Ripple's network. 'a long-term network, strategic partnership between our companies', said Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple.
"We are very satisfied with the investment conditions of Ripple, which supports the company with permanent capital and additional liquidity," said Larry Angelilli, Chief Financial Officer of MoneyGram. "This partnership also provides MoneyGram with the opportunity to improve the efficiency of its operations and increase its earnings and free cash flow."
In addition, MoneyGram informs companies that it continues to make progress in closing refinancing its preferred credit facilities and existing revolving bonds and plans to announce the closing of this transaction next week.
MoneyGram is a global leader in omni-channel cash payment and payment services that allows friends and family to send money securely, affordably, and conveniently for everyday needs. life in more than 200 countries and territories.
The innovative MoneyGram platform leverages its physical and digital network, global financial settlement engine, cloud-based infrastructure with built-in APIs, and unmatched compliance program, which enables the industry to protect consumers. consumers.
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