added $100 million to its buyback plan.
The Melville, N.Y., healthcare products distributor said it had $18.8 million available under a previous repurchase program. Schein has 87 million shares out.
"During the first nine months of 2005 Henry Schein generated operating cash flow of approximately $114 million. Our Board has determined that buying back shares serves as an appropriate means for building shareholder value and represents an attractive investment that will increase earnings per share," said CEO Stanley M. Bergman.