SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 31, 2009
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously disclosed, on June 4, 2003, Visa U.S.A. Inc. (Visa U.S.A.), a principal operating subsidiary of Visa Inc., entered into a Settlement Agreement (the Settlement Agreement), in the matter In re Visa check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, involving a class action lawsuit challenging certain aspects of the payment card industry under U.S. federal antitrust law. In the Settlement Agreement, Visa U.S.A. agreed to pay approximately $2 billion over a period of ten years, in equal annual installments of $200 million, starting in 2003. On August 31, 2009, Visa U.S.A. entered into an agreement (the Prepayment Agreement) with the plaintiffs to modify its remaining payment obligations under the Settlement Agreement. Pursuant to the Prepayment Agreement, which is subject to Court approval, Visa U.S.A. will make a prepayment of its remaining $800 million in payment obligations at a discounted amount of $682 million on the later of September 30, 2009 or the business day after the date upon which the Court enters an order approving the Agreement. The Prepayment Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Settlement Agreement was previously filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Visa Inc.s proxy statement-prospectus on Form S-4, filed on June 22, 2007.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Agreement to Prepay Future Payments at a Discount, dated as of August 31, 2009, by and between Visa U.S.A. Inc. and Co-Lead Counsel, acting collectively as binding representative and agent of the Plaintiffs.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 31, 2009|
|Joseph W. Saunders|
|Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|10.1||Agreement to Prepay Future Payments at a Discount, dated as of August 31, 2009, by and between Visa U.S.A Inc. and Co-Lead Counsel, acting collectively as binding representative and agent of the Plaintiffs.|