Visa Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering

    San Francisco, California (ots/PRNewswire) -

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that it has priced the initial public  offering of 406,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at US$44 per share.  Visa's shares will begin trading on March 19, 2008, on the New York Stock  Exchange under the ticker symbol "V". The closing of the offering is  scheduled to take place on March 25, 2008. Visa expects net proceeds from the  offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and  estimated offering expenses, to be approximately US$17.3 billion. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to 40,600,000 additional  shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

    Visa Inc. is a global company with operating regions in Asia-Pacific; Canada; Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; and the USA. Visa Europe is and will remain a member-owned association and a separate entity that is an exclusive licensee of Visa Inc.'s trademarks and technology in the European region.

    JPMorgan, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Banc of America Securities LLC, Citi, HSBC, Merrill Lynch & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities are acting as joint bookrunners with respect to the offering. The shares of Class A common stock are being offered only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained for free by visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site at Alternatively, you may obtain a copy of the final prospectus by contacting:

@@start.t1@@      -- 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

      -- Banc of America Securities LLC, 100 W. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, New
          York, NY 10001, telephone +1-646-733-4166, e-mail

      -- Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 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 Securities LLC, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York,
          NY 10171, telephone +1-212-821-3884
      -- Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152,

    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 or jurisdiction.

    About Visa: Visa Inc. 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.

      Sandra Chu, Media Relations
      Visa Inc.
      Tel: +1-415-932-2564
      Victoria Hyde-Dunn, Investor Relations
      Visa Inc.
      Tel: +1-415-932-2119

    Web site:

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Sandra Chu, Media Relations, +1-415-932-2564,,
or Victoria Hyde-Dunn, Investor Relations, +1-415-932-2119,, both of Visa Inc.

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