21 Jan Genesco Announces Stock Buyback Program
Genesco Inc. has authorized it to repurchase up to $100 million of the company’s common stock.
The authorization replaces the remaining balance of a previous $100 million repurchase program authorized in Sept. 2015, pursuant to which the company has repurchased 1.3 million shares at a total cost of approximately $78.5 million.
For the fiscal year ending Jan. 30, 2016, to date the company has repurchased 2.1 million shares at a total cost of approximately $129.0 million. The primary source of funds for incremental repurchases under the new authorization is intended to be proceeds from the sale of the Lids Team Sports business, announced earlier today.
The program is intended to be implemented through purchases made from time to time using a variety of methods, which may include open market purchases, private transactions, block trades, or otherwise, or by any combination of such methods, in accordance with SEC and other applicable legal requirements. The timing, prices and sizes of purchases will depend upon prevailing stock prices, general economic and market conditions and other considerations.
The repurchase program does not obligate the company to acquire any particular amount of common stock and the repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time at the company’s discretion.