For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, Evercore’s U.S. GAAP effective tax rate was approximately 49% and 46%, respectively, compared to 82% and 58%, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. The effective tax rate for U.S. GAAP purposes reflects significant adjustments relating to the tax treatment of certain compensation transactions, valuation allowances on deferred tax assets of non-U.S. subsidiaries as well as the non-controlling interest associated with Evercore LP Units. The effective tax rate for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, was lower than the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 primarily due to a higher level of expected foreign sourced income in 2012.
The Company continues to maintain a strong balance sheet, holding cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $205.2 million at September 30, 2012. Current assets exceed current liabilities by $184.3 million at September 30, 2012. Amounts due related to the Long-Term Notes Payable were $100.9 million at September 30, 2012.
During the quarter the Company repurchased approximately 1,015,000 shares at an average cost of $24.23 per share.Evercore also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 5 million shares of Evercore Class A Common Stock and/or Evercore LP partnership units. Under this share repurchase program, shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The timing and the actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors, including legal requirements, price and economic and market conditions. This program may be suspended or discontinued at any time and does not have a specified expiration date. Dividend On October 22, 2012, the Board of Directors of Evercore declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share to be paid on December 14, 2012 to common stockholders of record on November 30, 2012.