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Brandon Burke, Investor Relations Graham Galt, Media Relations
Invesco announces Combination with OppenheimerFunds,
$1.2 Billion Common Stock Buyback Program
and Reports Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
Atlanta, October 18, 2018 --- Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) today announced a combination with OppenheimerFunds, a strategic partnership with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and a $1.2 billion common stock buyback program. Invesco also reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.
"The combination with OppenheimerFunds and the strategic partnership with MassMutual will meaningfully enhance our ability to meet client needs, accelerate growth and strengthen our business over the long term,” said Martin L. Flanagan, President and CEO of Invesco. “This is a compelling, highly strategic and accretive transaction for Invesco that will help us achieve a number of objectives: enhance our leadership in the US and global markets, deliver the outcomes clients seek, broaden our relevance among top clients, deliver strong financial results and continue attracting the best talent in the industry."
“We have long held OppenheimerFunds’ people and strong investment performance track record in high regard,” Mr. Flanagan continued. “OppenheimerFunds’ culture and commitment to high-conviction investing complement our own, and the combination will create significant opportunities for the talented professionals of both companies.”
"Based on the financial strength of the combined organization, we have initiated a $1.2 billion common stock buyback program that will be completed within the next two years."
Combination with OppenheimerFunds
Invesco and MassMutual announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement, whereby Invesco will acquire MassMutual’s asset management affiliate, OppenheimerFunds, Inc. In turn, MassMutual and the OppenheimerFunds employee shareholders will receive a combination of common and preferred equity consideration, and MassMutual will become a significant shareholder in Invesco, with an approximate 15.5% stake.
This strategic transaction will bring Invesco’s total assets under management (AUM) to more than $1.2 trillion, making it the 13th largest global investment manager and sixth-largest US retail investment manager, further enhancing the company’s ability to meet client needs through its comprehensive range of high-conviction active, passive and alternative capabilities.
The highly complementary investment and distribution capabilities of Invesco and OppenheimerFunds will strengthen the combined organization’s ability to provide more relevant investment outcomes to an expanded number of institutional and retail clients in the US and around the globe. Both Invesco’s and OppenheimerFunds’ clients will benefit from the resulting combination, which will incorporate OppenheimerFunds’ high-performing investment capabilities, including a strong international and emerging markets equity franchise, and its powerful US third-party distribution platform, with Invesco’s strong and diversified product lineup and global presence, supported by solutions-driven and technology-enabled client outreach.
The following information was filed by Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) on Thursday, October 18, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.