Zoetis Announces Authorisation of Share Re-purchase Programme19 November 2014
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis has authorised a $500-million share re-purchase programme as part of its capital allocation plans.
Zoetis Inc., the world’s leading animal health company, has announced that its Board of Directors has authorised a $500 million share re-purchase programme as part of its capital allocation plans. The shares are expected to be repurchased at the discretion of management, depending on market conditions and business needs. The authorisation allows for repurchases to be conducted through open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.
Paul Herendeen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zoetis, explained: “A share repurchase program is an important tool for managing our allocation of capital, and it gives us additional flexibility to return capital to shareholders when it is not needed in the business.
“We remain focused on investing capital internally to help grow the business; completing complementary business development activities that can generate additional value; and returning capital to shareholders as part of our total value proposition.”
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