ibex Board of Directors Approves Share Repurchase Plan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBEX Limited (Nasdaq: IBEX) (the “Company”) today announces that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to US$20 million of the Company’s common stock.
“This announcement demonstrates our confidence in IBEX’s business and underlying intrinsic value,” said Bob Dechant, Chief Executive Officer at IBEX. “While we continue to focus on IBEX’s reinvestment opportunities and runway for growth, we believe that recent changes in the trading values of our shares have provided us with an opportunity to enhance our long-term value per share. We will continue to purchase our shares opportunistically at times when we believe our stock price does not reflect the intrinsic value of our company.”
The Company's proposed repurchases may be made from time to time through open market transactions at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on the market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The actual timing, number, and dollar amount of repurchase transactions will be determined by management at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the market price of the Company’s common shares, general market and economic conditions, and compliance with Rule 10b-18 and/or Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The Company’s board of directors (“Board”) will review the repurchase program periodically and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program. The Company expects to fund the repurchases under this program with its existing cash balance. The repurchase program will be executed consistent with the Company’s capital allocation strategy, which will continue to prioritize aggressive investments to grow the business.
The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common shares, and the repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time at the Company’s discretion.
ibex helps the world’s preeminent brands more effectively engage their customers with services ranging from customer support, technical support, inbound/outbound sales, business intelligence and analytics, digital demand generation, and CX surveys and feedback analytics.
Forward Looking Statements
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Media Contact: Barry Canty, ibex, firstname.lastname@example.org
IR Contact: Daniel Bellehsen, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development, ibex, Dan.Bellehsen@ibex.co