Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) (the “company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional $200 million in share repurchases of the company’s common stock. This authorization will supplement the $75 million that remained authorized and available, as of July 31, 2019, under the company’s previous share repurchase program.
“Since October 2018, our board has authorized $500 million of share repurchases, consistent with our goal to return value to shareholders,” said Rich Hume, chief executive officer. “Our capital allocation objectives remain consistent, and include: maintain our existing investment-grade credit rating; have optimal sources of liquidity to fund our growth; accelerate our strategy through selective M&A, and to return excess free cash flow to shareholders via buybacks.”
The Company’s share repurchases will be made on the open market, through block trades, through 10b5-1 plans or otherwise. The amount of shares purchased and the timing of the purchases will be based on working capital requirements, general business conditions and other factors, including alternative investment opportunities. The Company intends to hold the repurchased shares in treasury for general corporate purposes.
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