Cooper-Standard Holdings’ board of directors has approved a securities repurchase program, authorizing the company to repurchase, in the aggregate, up to $125 million of its outstanding common stock or warrants to purchase common stock.
The authorization replaces the remaining balance of a previous $50 million repurchase program authorized in May 2013 pursuant to which the company has repurchased approximately 198,990 shares at a total cost (including fees) of approximately $9.8 million. Of the $125 million program, the company will use up to $25 million to purchase a portion of the shares being offered by certain selling stockholders in connection with a proposed offering of the company’s common stock just announced.
The company said it expects to fund all repurchases from cash on hand and future cash flows from operations. The company is not obligated to acquire a particular number of securities, and the program may be discontinued at any time at the company’s discretion.
“We believe that our strategy has generated strong free cash flow and operating improvements,” said Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO of Cooper Standard. “The stock repurchase program that was announced today demonstrates our commitment to creating stockholder value over the long term.”