LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colony NorthStar, Inc. (“Colony NorthStar” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CLNS) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $300 million of its outstanding Class A common stock. The newly authorized program is in addition to the $300 million share repurchase program the Company announced in February 2018, which was recently completed.
The repurchases may occur from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The authorization will expire in 12 months, unless otherwise extended by the Company’s Board of Directors. The repurchase program will be utilized at management's discretion and in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, corporate requirements and other conditions.
About Colony NorthStar, Inc.
Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. The Company resulted from the January 2017 merger between Colony Capital, Inc., NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. The Company has significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, other equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. The Company currently has assets under management of $43 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. The firm maintains principal offices in Los Angeles and New York, with approximately 500 employees in offices located across 18 cities in ten countries. The Company will elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to www.clns.com.
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