Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) (the Company) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $100 million increase to its existing share repurchase program announced on October 2, 2018, resulting in a total share repurchase authorization of $300 million. Through January 31, 2019, the Company repurchased approximately 1,429,000 shares of its common stock at a cost of $107 million.
“The Boards authorization of an additional $100 million share repurchase program reflects our continued confidence in Tech Datas growth opportunities and our commitment to enhancing shareholder value, said Rich Hume, chief executive officer. Our strong balance sheet and cash flows enable us to return cash to shareholders through share repurchases, while maintaining the ability to invest in strategic opportunities that will drive long-term profitable growth.”
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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For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see Tech Datas Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2018, including Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors therein, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) that are available at the SECs website at www.sec.gov and other securities regulators. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Many of these factors are beyond Tech Datas control. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Tech Data disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Tech Data undertakes no duty to update any forward looking statements contained herein to reflect actual results or changes in Tech Datas expectations.
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Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500 and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 10 straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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