As of September 30, 2012, TAT had cash and cash equivalents and short-term bank deposits of $25.3 million, marketable securities of $1.8 million and restricted cash of $3.0 million, which equals $30.1 million of financial assets, compared with cash and cash equivalents and short-term deposits of $28.4 million, short term investments and marketable securities of $2.5 million and restricted cash of $4.5 million, which equals $35.4 million of financial assets as of September 30, 2011. Financial assets, net of debt were $24.7 million in September 30, 2012 compared to $23.8 million in September 30, 2011
On May 21, 2012, TAT's Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The plan was for a period of 6 months (subject to extension) and provided for the purchase of shares in an aggregate amount of up to $0.5 million U.S. dollars. Such plan replaced and superseded a prior repurchase plan approved by TAT's Board of Directors' on February 21, 2012. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had purchased 9,733 shares for approximately $41 thousands (average of $4.19 per share) constituting less than 0.1% of TAT's issued shares. On November 21, the term of such stock repurchase plan ended. As of such date, the Company had purchased 16,433 shares for approximately $71 thousands (average of $4.32 per share).
On November 6, 2012, the Company made a prepayment of $775 thousands, on account of loans in the total amount of $6.25 million received by the Company from an Israeli bank, following which its remaining balance was $2.5 million.
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