From August 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012, Liberty repurchased approximately 3.0 million Series A Liberty Interactive shares at an average cost per share of $18.37 for total cash consideration of $55.9 million. Since the creation of the Liberty Interactive stock in May 2006, Liberty has repurchased approximately 175.3 million shares at an average cost per share of $18.98 for aggregate cash consideration of $3.3 billion. These repurchases represent approximately 25.0% of the shares outstanding at the time of creation of the Liberty Interactive stock. On October 30, 2012, the Board of Directors voted to increase the stock repurchase authorization for the Liberty Interactive Group by an additional $1.0 billion. Including the newly authorized amount, the total current repurchase authorization for Liberty Interactive Group stock is approximately $1.4 billion.
Liberty Interactive Group holds controlling interests in companies that are engaged in digital commerce, including QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive, CommerceHub, MotoSport and Right Start, and also owns interests in HSN and Lockerz.
LIBERTY VENTURES GROUP – As of September 30, 2012 the fair value of the equity method securities and non-strategic AFS securities attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group was $3.2 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively. When compared to the prior quarter, the fair value of Liberty Ventures Group’s equity method securities increased 1% and AFS securities increased 19%.Share Repurchases There were no repurchases of Liberty Ventures Group stock from August 10, 2012 through October 31, 2012. The Liberty Ventures Group does not have an outstanding stock repurchase authorization at this time. The businesses and assets attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group are all of Liberty’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group and include its interests in TripAdvisor, Expedia, and minority interests in Time Warner and Time Warner Cable.
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