Caterpillar Launches $1 Billion Accelerated Buyback Plan
By Rich DupreyJuly 29, 2013
The international financier will immediately deliver approximately 11 million shares based on current market prices, with the final number of shares bought back based on Caterpillar's volume-weighted average stock price during the period the agreement remains in effect, which is expected to be completed by September.
Noting the repurchase of $2 billion worth of stock this year and having raised the company's dividend by 15% last month, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman said, "The continued strength of our balance sheet and strong cash flow puts us in a good position to reaffirm our commitment to stockholders, even in the midst of a downturn."
In February 2007, the board of directors authorized the repurchase of $7.5 billion of company stock, and in December 2011, it extended the authorization through December 2015. Through the end of the second quarter of 2013, $4.8 billion of the $7.5 billion authorization was spent.
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