Visa Inc. is planning to prepay the balance of a settlement it owes to U.S. merchants as part of a 2003 deal it struck to resolve the "honor-all-cards" antitrust lawsuit led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other major retailers.

The San Francisco payments company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday that it would pay $682 million, earning it a discount from the remaining $800 million it owes.

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