CDK Global Announces Entry into an Accelerated Share Repurchase Agreement to Repurchase $260 Million of its Common Stock

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading enabler of end-to-end automotive commerce, today announced its entry into an accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) agreement with Credit Suisse Capital LLC (“Credit Suisse”) to purchase $260 million of the Company’s common stock. Under the terms of the ASR agreement, the Company will make a $260 million payment to Credit Suisse on November 13, 2018 and will receive from them on the same day an initial delivery of approximately 4.1 million shares of the Company’s common stock. The final number of shares to be purchased will be based on the average of the daily volume-weighted average price of the Company’s common stock during the term of the ASR transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR agreement. At settlement, under certain circumstances, the Company may be entitled to receive additional shares of the Company’s common stock from Credit Suisse or, under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to deliver shares of common stock or to make a cash payment, at the Company’s election, to Credit Suisse. The final settlement of the transaction under the ASR agreement is expected to occur during the Company’s fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2019.

The ASR agreement contains customary terms for these types of transactions, including the mechanisms to determine the number of shares or the amount of cash that will be delivered at settlement, the required timing of delivery upon settlement, the specific circumstances under which adjustments may be made to the transaction, the specific circumstances under which the transaction may be cancelled prior to the scheduled maturity and various acknowledgements, representations and warranties made by the Company and Credit Suisse, as applicable, to one another.

About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 30,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.

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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements include: the Company’s success in obtaining, retaining and selling additional services to customers; the pricing of products and services; overall market and economic conditions, including interest rate and foreign currency trends, and technology trends; adverse global economic conditions and credit markets and volatility in the countries in which we do business; auto sales and advertising and related industry changes; competitive conditions; changes in regulation (including future interpretations, assumptions and regulatory guidance related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act); changes in technology, security breaches, interruptions, failures and other errors involving the Company’s systems; availability of skilled technical employees/labor/personnel; the impact of new acquisitions and divestitures; employment and wage levels; availability of capital for the payment of debt service obligations or dividends or the repurchase of shares; any changes to the Company’s credit ratings and the impact of such changes on financing costs, rates, terms, debt service obligations, access to capital market and working capital needs; the impact of the Company’s indebtedness, access to cash and financing, and ability to secure financing, or financing at attractive rates; litigation involving contract, intellectual property, competition, shareholder, and other matters, and governmental investigations; the Company’s ability to timely and effectively implement its transformation plan; and the ability of the Company’s significant stockholders and their affiliates to significantly influence the Company’s decisions or cause it to incur significant costs.

There may be other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements.  The Company gives no assurances that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if any of them do, what impact they will have on its results of operations and financial condition. You should carefully read the factors described in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including those discussed under "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a description of certain risks that could, among other things, cause  the Company’s actual results to differ from any forward-looking statements contained herein. These filings can be found on the Company’s website at www.cdkglobal.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

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Contacts:

Investor Relations Contact:
Katie Coleman
847.485.4650
katherine.coleman@cdk.com

Media Contact:
Roxanne Pipitone
847.485.4423
Roxanne.pipitone@cdk.com

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Source: CDK Global, Inc.