RH (NYSE: RH) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional $2.0 billion for the purchase of shares of its outstanding common stock under its common share repurchase program. Such share repurchase authorization is effective immediately and is in addition to the previous share repurchase program which has $450 million remaining.
Gary Friedman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We continue to believe our shares are undervalued and this new repurchase authorization reflects our confidence in the outlook for our business over time. While there are several well documented economic headwinds that create short term uncertainty for the home furnishings sector, our confidence in our long-term strategy and the strength of our operating model has never been higher. We believe this $2 billion increase in our share repurchase program provides us with another opportunity to create value for our long term shareholders.”
RH anticipates that the repurchase of shares under the share repurchase program could be funded with a combination of existing cash, cash flow, borrowings under existing credit facilities, and proceeds from incremental borrowing arrangements.
RH may purchase shares of common stock through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or other means, including through Rule 10b5-1 trading plans or the use of other techniques such as through transactions involving derivatives or other equity linked instruments and securities including one or more accelerated share repurchase programs including through privately-negotiated arrangements in which a portion of the repurchase program is committed in advance through a financial intermediary and/or executed in other transactions including through hedging or derivatives. The timing and amount of any transactions will be subject to the discretion of RH and may be based upon market conditions as well as other opportunities that RH may have for the use or investment of its capital. The repurchase program has no expiration date, does not require the purchase of any minimum number of shares or dollar value, and may be implemented, modified, suspended or discontinued in whole or in part at any time without further notice.
RH (NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and online at RH.com, RHModern.com, RHBabyandChild.com, RHTEEN.com and Waterworks.com.
This Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements relating to our share repurchase program, any future repurchases of our shares or other transactions under the repurchase program, including the timing, amount or sources of funds of any such repurchases, our belief that our shares are undervalued and an opportunity exists to create value for our long-term shareholders, our confidence in our long-term strategy and the strength of our operating model, and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.
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