Crown Holdings Announces Stock Repurchase Authorization Of $250 Million

YARDLEY, Pa., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc.
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YARDLEY, Pa., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc.  (CCK) - Get Report announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of the Company's common stock through June 30, 2020.

Stock repurchases under this program may be made in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, and at times and in such amounts as management deems appropriate. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, corporate and regulatory requirements and other market conditions. 

The repurchase authorization is being put in place today as a result of the extraordinary market conditions due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and repurchases may be made from time-to-time as conditions warrant.  The previously announced comprehensive Board-led review of the Company's portfolio and capital allocation/return is ongoing and it is expected that this short-term repurchase authorization will ultimately be superseded by the review.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, all other information in this press release consists of forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, the outcome and ultimate impact of the ongoing Board-led review, that the Company is not obligated and may not acquire any shares of common stock and the share repurchase plan may be suspended or terminated at any time at the Company's discretion. Important factors that could cause the statements made in this press release or the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ are discussed under the caption "Forward Looking Statements" in the Company's Form 10-K Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in subsequent filings made prior to or after the date hereof. The Company does not intend to review or revise any particular forward-looking statement in light of future events.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services to a broad range of end markets. World headquarters are located in Yardley, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.

For more information, contact: Thomas A. Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (215) 698-5341, or Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, (215) 552-3720

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