For Immediate Release
SS&C Technologies, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Fund Administration Business of Amicorp Fund Services Limited
WINDSOR, CT - October 14, 2003 — SS&C Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC) today announced that it has entered into a non-binding agreement to acquire the fund administration business of Amicorp Fund Services N.V. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Amicorp Holding Ltd. AFS' fund administration business serves the fund community with both on and offshore services, including transfer agency, net asset valuation, account control and reconciliation, set up of investment funds, maintenance of corporate vehicles and customer service management. Located in Curacao, the Netherlands Antilles, AFS has served institutional clients since 1995. Financial terms were not disclosed.
SS&C Chairman and CEO Bill Stone commented, "We have been searching for the appropriate vehicle to complement our systems and business process outsourcing services. AFS' fund administration business fits in very nicely. We will be able to offer a broader range of global services to the fund community and we have an opportunity to further build this operation into a premier provider. We anticipate that this acquisition, which is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement and the completion of certain regulatory applications, will close in November 2003. We believe we have premium services to offer the hedge community and this business will help round out our offering." SS&C will operate the fund administration business, to be named SS&C Fund Services, as part of its Hedge and Family Office market vertical.
Toine Knipping, Managing Director of Amicorp Holding Ltd., commented, "Amicorp Fund Services has a good business which is at a crossroads in terms of technology deployment and global reach. We felt combining with a strong technology company gave this business the best opportunity to grow and prosper. We look forward to working with SS&C on a variety of exciting opportunities."This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, an anticipated acquisition by the Company and the anticipated effect of the acquisition on the Company. Such statements reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known but are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to complete the acquisition and integrate the acquired business, the effect of the acquisition on customer demand for the Company's products and services, those liabilities acquired in connection with the acquisition and those risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2003. SS&C cautions investors that it may not update any or all of the foregoing forward-looking statements.