NEW YORK, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Presidio, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSDO) (“Presidio” or the “Company”), a leading North American IT solutions provider delivering Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for middle-market customers, today announced that its board of directors has authorized two initiatives to capitalize on the Company’s strong growth and free cash flow profile: the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend program and authorization of a share repurchase.
Under the quarterly cash dividend program, Presidio will pay a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share ($0.16 per share on an annualized basis) to shareholders. The first dividend will be paid on October 5, 2018, to shareholders of record on the close of business on September 26, 2018. The declaration and payment of future dividends will be subject to the discretion and approval of the Company's board of directors and will be dependent upon, among other things, the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flow.
Presidio’s board of directors has also approved an opportunistic repurchase of 10,750,000 of the Company’s shares from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo”) (NYSE: APO) for approximately $160 million, including fees and transaction costs. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the stock repurchase agreement dated September 6, 2018 between the Company and an affiliate of investment funds affiliated with Apollo, the repurchase will be effectuated at a price of $14.75 per share, representing a 4.3% discount to the 15-day volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s shares of $15.41 per share through September 5, 2018 and representing a 5.2% discount to the closing price of the Company’s shares of $15.56 per share on September 5, 2018. The repurchase is expected to deliver 7% EPS accretion to shareholders on an annualized basis, and reduces the amount of Presidio stock held by funds affiliated with Apollo by 18.6%. The Company intends to finance the share repurchase through the incurrence of new incremental term loans under its existing credit agreement. At June 30, 2018, on a pro forma basis, after giving effect to such new term loans used to finance the share repurchase, total net debt was $809.6 million, representing 3.6X total net leverage. The share repurchase is expected to close on September 13, 2018, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions.
Bob Cagnazzi, Chairman and CEO of Presidio, commented, “The decision by the board to initiate a quarterly cash dividend program and authorize a share repurchase represents a significant milestone for Presidio. It underscores our strong and growing free cash flow generation, and reflects our confidence in the Company’s long-term financial outlook. It also reaffirms our commitment to driving shareholder value and is complemented by continued reinvestment in our business and an opportunistic acquisition strategy.”
Presidio is a leading North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for middle-market customers. We deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients define success, we help them harness technology advances, simplify IT complexity and optimize their environments today while enabling future applications, user experiences, and revenue models. As of June 30, 2018, we serve approximately 8,000 middle-market, large, and government organizations across a diverse range of industries. More than 2,900 Presidio professionals, including more than 1,600 technical engineers, are based in 60+ offices across the United States in a unique, local delivery model combined with the national scale of a $2.8 billion dollar industry leader. We are passionate about driving results for our clients and delivering the highest quality of service in the industry. Presidio is controlled by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). For more information visit: www.presidio.com.
Source: Presidio, Inc.
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