Kyndryl completes separation from IBM

Kyndryl has announced that it has completed its previously announced spin-off from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and began trading as an independent company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “KD”.

Kyndryl celebrated becoming an independent, publicly-traded company by ringing the Opening Bell at the Exchange.

“We are thrilled that Kyndryl is today an independent company — with 90,000 of the best and brightest professionals, a strong balance sheet and a path to growth,” said Martin Schroeter, Kyndryl’s chairman and chief executive officer.

He said there is a large and growing need for digital transformation services, and the company’s global expertise in creating, managing and modernizing mission-critical information systems positions it well in a market that will expand to more than $500 billion by 2024.

“Kyndryl begins as a trusted partner to leading companies throughout the Middle East, Africa and Turkey and local teams with unmatched technical skills and experience,” said Vickram Nagi, Managing Director, Kyndryl Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

“I am honored to lead Kyndryl here in the region, where we are committed to delivering outstanding IT services to customers in close collaboration with our broad ecosystem.”

Kyndryl launches as the world’s largest IT infrastructure provider, with a differentiated approach that integrates development, security and operations.

Kyndryl’s 90,000 professionals worldwide deliver world-class advisory, implementation and managed services to more than 4,000 global customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100 and leading financial services, telecommunications, retail, airline and automotive companies.

Kyndryl begins its independent life with a solid financial position, with $19 billion in annual revenue, investment-grade credit ratings and long-standing customer relationships that drive annuity-like revenue streams.

Kyndryl is led by an experienced management team and a Board of Directors comprised of 10 leaders who bring diverse perspectives and experiences spanning technology, financial services, government affairs, and academia.

Kyndryl shares were distributed on the evening of November 3 to shareholders of IBM, who received one Kyndryl share for every five IBM shares owned. IBM has temporarily retained 19.9 percent equity ownership of Kyndryl following this distribution.

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s nearly 90,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries around the world. 

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