Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY), today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to 2,500,000 shares of its common stock. The shares are expected to be repurchased from time to time through privately negotiated transactions or open market transactions, including pursuant to a trading plan in accordance with Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or by any combination of such methods. The manner, price, number, method and timing of share repurchases will be subject a variety of factors, including market conditions, other corporate considerations, and applicable U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
“This share repurchase program demonstrates Silver Bay’s commitment to enhancing shareholder value and affirms our confidence in the long-term view of the company’s trajectory,” said David N. Miller, Silver Bay’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
As of June 30, 2013, the company had 39,324,141 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “target,” “assume,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: Silver Bay’s ability to execute share repurchases upon terms acceptable to the company; adverse economic or real estate developments in Silver Bay’s target markets; defaults on, early terminations of or non-renewal of leases by residents; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; increased time and/or expense to gain possession and renovate properties; Silver Bay’s failure to successfully operate its properties; Silver Bay’s ability to obtain financing arrangements; Silver Bay’s failure to meet the conditions to draw under the credit facility; general volatility of the markets in which it participates; interest rates and the market value of Silver Bay’s target assets; the impact of changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, and similar matters.