The LGL Group, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LGL) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has authorized the repurchase of up to 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, effective immediately. This authorization increased the total number of shares authorized and available for repurchase under the Company’s existing share repurchase program to 540,000 shares, or approximately 21% of the shares outstanding, which is consistent with the Company’s historical practice.
The repurchases will be funded from the Company’s available cash and may be made at the discretion of the Company’s management, in the open market, or in privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations. The amount and timing of the repurchases will be based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the Company’s cash balances, general business and market conditions, and alternative investment opportunities. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any minimum number of shares and may be commenced, suspended or discontinued at any time or from time to time without prior notice.
“We’re pleased with the decision by our Board and their message of confidence in our operational and financial long-term growth opportunities, as well as this demonstration of our commitment to bring value to stockholders,” said Greg Anderson, LGL’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We intend to manage our balance sheet wisely in order to create additional stockholder value and to take advantage of strategic growth opportunities to expand our business and to execute on our growth strategy.”
The Company also announced the recent addition of Raj Das, new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, who joins the team to focus and drive the Company’s strategic growth objectives forward. Mr. Anderson said, “Raj has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance and is a welcome addition to our team as we drive forward to execute on our framework for strategic growth. His initial focus is on the Company’s efforts to create stockholder value through acquisitive growth, as well as the development of joint ventures and marketing partnerships with strategic technology partners.”