Feb 04, 2008
Additionally, the Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to an additional $2.5 billion of its outstanding common shares over the next 24 months. This new share repurchase authorization continues our commitment to enhancing shareholder value.
Seagate expects to fund the share repurchase through a combination of cash on hand, future cash flow from operations and potential alternative sources of financing. Share repurchases under this program may be made through a variety of methods, which may include open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, accelerated share repurchase transactions or otherwise, or by any combination of such methods. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including the common share price, corporate and regulatory requirements and other market and economic conditions. The share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the timing of, amounts purchased under, funding and methods of implementation of Seagate’s quarterly dividend and share repurchase program. Actual events may differ materially from current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to risks associated with Seagate’s ability to pay the quarterly dividend or to repurchase shares under the share repurchase program. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Seagate’s management and on currently available information. Seagate undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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