STAMFORD, CT – Harman International Industries, Incorporated, (NYSE: HAR) today announced the extension of the $200 million share buy-back program that was authorized by Harman’s Board of Directors in October 2011.
The Board of Directors believes that it is in the interests of Harman shareholders to extend the term of the program to 25 October 2013. The other terms and conditions of the program will not be amended in any way.
The buyback program allows the Company to purchase shares of common stock in accordance with applicable securities laws on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions from time-to-time during the authorized 12 month period. The Company will continue to determine the timing and the amount of any repurchases based on its evaluation of market conditions, share price and other factors, and the buyback program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
Program-to-date, the Company has repurchased $128.8 million of Company common stock.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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