PayPal separates from eBay

PayPal Holdings, Inc.announced today that it has completed its separation from eBay Inc. and is now an independent public company

Sanghamitra Kar
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SAN JOSE, USA: PayPal Holdings, today announced that it has completed its separation from eBay and is now an independent public company.


“As the world’s open, digital payments platform and most trusted and popular digital wallet, we are excited to celebrate our listing day and embark on our next chapter,” said Dan Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal.

“Mobile technology is transforming payments, making it easier, safer and more affordable for people to move and manage their money than ever before. As an independent company, we see a tremendous opportunity for PayPal to expand our role as a champion for consumers and partner to merchants, and to help shape the industry as money becomes digital at an increasingly rapid pace.”

In 2014, PayPal processed $235 billion in total payment volume and generated more than $8 billion in revenues. Also last year, PayPal processed $46 billion in mobile payment volume. The company serves more than 169 million active customer accounts in 203 markets around the world.

Schulman said, “We are focused on leveraging our strengths to drive long-term growth for our company and shareholders. PayPal is unique. We have a singular focus on digital payments, deep commitment to customer service, a drive for innovation and a technology agnostic platform that creates value for our consumers and merchants online, in apps, and increasingly in stores.”

PayPal was previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PYPL” before it was acquired by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

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