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Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ), a global collectibles and trading company, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $5.0 million of its shares of common stock. This program is effective immediately and will expire on August 8, 2014 or upon completion of the current authorization. Share repurchases under this program may be made through the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The repurchases will be funded from existing cash on hand. The timing and amount of any repurchase will be determined by management based on evaluation of market conditions and other factors.
The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
About Spectrum Group International, Inc.
Spectrum Group International, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “we,” the “Company” or “SGI”) is a global trading and collectibles network. We are a trader of precious metals and an auctioneer of coins and wine, serving both collectors and dealers. We are also a merchant/dealer of certain collectibles. Our collectibles offerings span the price spectrum from modest to ultra-high end. Furthermore, we offer financing to coin dealers, collectors and investors backed by their precious metals, rare coins, and other collectibles as collateral.
Our Trading business is conducted through A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”) and its subsidiaries. A-Mark is a full-service precious metal trading company, and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. A-Mark products include gold, silver, platinum and palladium for storage and delivery in the form of coins, bars, wafers and grain, and our services include financing, leasing, consignment, hedging and various customized financial programs. A-Mark’s subsidiary, Collateral Finance Corporation, provides financing on a wide array of bullion and numismatic products.
Our Collectibles business operates as an integrated network of leading companies concentrating on numismatic (coins) and rare and fine vintage wine. We have offices and auction houses in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to traditional live auctions, we also conduct Internet and telephone auctions.