This week, Vantiv, Inc. and Worldpay Group PLC announced they have officially combined to create a new global leader in payments: Worldpay, Inc. To celebrate the landmark event on January 16th, 2018, our new company Co-CEOs Charles Drucker and Philip Jansen, joined by the new Executive Officers of Worldpay, rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange where the company is now listed for trade under stock symbol “WP,” meanwhile a secondary standard listing is trading on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “WPY.” Watch the bell ringing here.
Charles and Philip also had the opportunity to share the story of the new Worldpay on TV at Fox Business and CNN International as well as for an online video with TheStreet.com, viewable here.
“I think the combination of Vantiv and Worldpay is a unique one,” said Philip Jansen in an interview with Liz Claman on Fox Business, “and we're putting two great companies together that will be even stronger as one new company: the new Worldpay.”
The celebrations continued in Cincinnati on January 17th at the first of a number of Town Hall events happening across the U.S. and U.K. The meeting featured Andrew Ciafardini, Director of Communications, moderating a panel with Co-CEOs Charles Drucker and Philip Jansen, Mark Heimbouch, COO, Shane Happach, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Enterprise eCommerce, and Kim Martin, CHRO, where the Executive Officers discussed the go-forward strategy of the newly-combined Worldpay and answered questions fielded from the audience. The event ended with bell ringing, streamers and a banner drop revealing the new Worldpay logo. The event was covered by local news channel, WCPO, and the Cincinnati Enquirer was in attendance to interview Charles and Philip.
As the new Worldpay, we have a unique capability to power global integrated omni-commerce, any payment, anywhere. The combined company processes over 40 billion transactions through more than 300 payment types across 146 countries and 126 currencies creating a company with unmatched scale.