MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 26, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $1 billion share repurchase program.
“This program reaffirms our commitment to increase shareholder value and our confidence in the long-term strength of the company,” said Enrique Salem, president and chief executive officer, Symantec. “Our business continues to generate healthy cash flow which allows us to be opportunistic in repurchasing shares.”
This open-ended program is effective immediately. Repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Depending on market conditions and other factors, these repurchases may be commenced or suspended from time to time without prior notice.
Symantec has approximately $1.06 billion remaining in the current and newly approved program. Since 2008, Symantec has returned $2.1 billion to shareholders through the repurchase of more than 130 million of its shares.
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Forward-looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Symantec’s current expectations, including statements regarding Symantec’s plans and expectations with respect to its new share repurchase program, its confidence in the cash flow generation of its business and its ongoing commitment to increase stockholder value. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements include, but not limited to: future alternative uses for cash and general economic, business and marketing conditions. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors are contained in the Risk Factors sections of our Form 10-K for the year ended April 2, 2010. We assume no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.