All Additional Shares Available Purchased in One Day
The combination of the original offering of 341 million shares of common stock plus the additional 51.150 million shares results in a total offering of 392.15 million shares of common stock valued at $8.6 billion.
“Our common stock offering was heavily oversubscribed, reflecting, in our view, confidence on the part of both institutional and retail investors in Wells Fargo's business model and financial strength,” said Chief Financial Officer Howard Atkins. “Our focus continues to be on keeping credit flowing in the US economy, building our company profitably as we have always done, integrating Wachovia – which is proceeding on track – and continuing to build capital by earning it.”
The offering is expected to be complete and proceeds received May 13, 2009. The original offering was announced May 7 and priced today.
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is acting with Wachovia Securities as joint bookrunning managers for the offering.
Copies of the registration statement (including the base prospectus), the prospectus supplement and other documents Wells Fargo has filed with the SEC containing more complete information about Wells Fargo and the offering are available for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Wells Fargo, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send investors the prospectus if requested by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245, Attention: Prospectus Department, 718-242-8002, or by contacting Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, 1-800-326-5897, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 10,400 stores, over 12,000 ATMs and the internet across North America and internationally.