Angleterre – WH Smith, plus vieille chaîne de kiosques au monde, rachète ses parts

 

Rédigé par Xavier Gillard, le mercredi 31 août 2011

WH Smith est historiquement la première chaîne de magasins du monde. Elle a été créée en 1792 et est toujours en activité. Son cœur d’activité réside dans les kiosques à journaux, livres, magazines, etc… Année après année, la compagnie rachète ses parts.

Jusqu’au 26 août dernier, la compagnie avait lancé une opération de rachat de ses actions à hauteur de 55 millions de livres.

Cette année, elle recommence pour un montant similaire de 50 millions jusqu’en août 2012. La compagnie rachète presque autant en actions qu’elle fait de bénéfices, ceux-ci s’élevant à 69 millions en 2010.

31 August 2011 Communiqué

 

WH Smith PLC

 

Share Repurchase Programme

 

In October 2010, WH Smith PLC announced a share repurchase programme for the financial year to 31 August 2011 of £50 million. This programme was completed on 11 August 2011. This programme was then extended by a further £5 million which was completed on 26 August 2011.

 

The Board has decided to instigate a further share repurchase programme of up to £50 million for the financial year to 31 August 2012. In light of current market conditions, the Board believes it is appropriate to maintain flexibility on the timing of any purchases and will commence a non-discretionary programme to purchase ordinary shares for cancellation during its close period which commences on 1 September 2011 and is scheduled to end on 13 October 2011.

 

The buy back programme will be managed by an independent third party, which makes its trading decisions independently of, and uninfluenced by, the Company. Any acquisitions will be effected within certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with both the Company’s general authority to repurchase shares and Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules which requires that the maximum price paid be limited to no more than 5 per cent above the average market value for the shares as derived from the London Stock Exchange Daily Official List for the five business days immediately prior to such purchase.

 

The Company confirms that it currently has no unpublished price sensitive information.

 

Enquiries: WH Smith PLC
 
Mark Boyle Investor Relations 020 7851 8820
 
Nicola Hillman Media Relations 020 7851 8850

 

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/

http://www.whsmith.fr/

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