Visa Inc. Files Registration Statement with SEC for Proposed Initial Public Offering



    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ -- Visa Inc. announced today that it has
filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its class A
common stock.
    J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Banc of America
Securities LLC, Citi, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., UBS
Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities are acting as joint bookrunners with
respect to the offering.
    A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be
obtained for free, when available, by visiting the SEC Web site at
www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may obtain a copy of the preliminary
prospectus, when available, by contacting:

    
     -- J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., National Statement Processing, Prospectus
        Library, 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245,
        telephone +1 718 242 8002, facsimile +1 718 242 8003
     -- Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad
        Street, New York, NY 10004, facsimile +1 212 902 9316, e-mail
        prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.
     -- Banc of America Securities LLC, 100 W. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, New
        York, NY 10001, telephone +1 646 733 4166, e-mail
        dg.prospectus_distribution@bofasecurities.com
     -- Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY
        11220, telephone +1 718 765 6732
     -- HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Equity Syndicate Desk, 452 Fifth Ave., 3rd
        Floor, New York, NY 10018, telephone +1 212 525 5000
     -- Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Attention:
        Prospectus Department, 4 World Financial Center, 5th Floor, New York,
        NY 10080, telephone +1 212 449 1000
     -- UBS Investment Bank, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York,
        NY 10171, telephone +1 212 821 3884
     -- Wachovia Securities, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, e-mail
        equity.syndicate@wachovia.com
    
    A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with
the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor
may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement
becomes effective.
    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of an offer to buy class A common stock of Visa Inc., nor shall
there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which
such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
    About Visa: Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments
network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This
includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are
offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys
acceptance around the world and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's largest global
ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 170
countries.

    
    Contact:  Paul Cohen, Visa Inc., Tel: +1 415 932 2166,
              e-mail: pcohen@visa.com
              Michael Buckley, Brunswick Group LLC, Tel: +1 415 293 8461,
              e-mail: mbuckley@brunswickgroup.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Paul Cohen of Visa Inc., +1-415-932-2166, 
pcohen@visa.com, or Michael Buckley of Brunswick Group LLC for Visa Inc., 
+1-415-293-8461, mbuckley@brunswickgroup.com Web Site: http://www.visa.com

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