Actua Announces Definitive Agreements to Sell Three Majority-Owned Businesses for an Aggregate of $549 Million in Cash

Radnor, PA – (September 25, 2017) – Actua Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTA) (“Actua” or “the Company”) today announced that it has entered into separate agreements to sell its three majority-owned businesses for an aggregate of $549 million in cash. Today’s announcement is the result of the Board’s comprehensive review of a range of strategic options to maximize stockholder value, which was undertaken with the support of independent financial and legal advisors.

The Company expects to realize aggregate cash proceeds in the range of between approximately $472
million and approximately $502 million and does not currently expect to pay material federal taxes in
connection with the transactions. Following the consummation of the transactions, Actua intends to
distribute substantially all of the net proceeds from the transactions to Actua stockholders in one or more distributions. The Company would expect a distribution to occur sometime during the first quarter of 2018. The net proceeds from these two transactions represents approximately $14.35 to $15.18 per share, or a premium of between approximately 16% and 23% over Actua’s closing stock price on September 22, 2017, the last trading day prior to the announcement of the transactions. This calculation is based on 32.8 million shares outstanding as of September 22, 2017.

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