PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) announced today that the company’s Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.14 per share, payable September 2, 2021, to stockholders of record as of August 23, 2021.
In addition, the Board of Directors has approved a $200 million increase to its share repurchase authorization, which has approximately $37 million remaining under the existing share repurchase authorization. The Board also approved an extension to its share repurchase program from the end of this month to August 31, 2022. With these approvals, Radian has the flexibility to spend up to $237 million, excluding commissions, to repurchase shares opportunistically from time to time, based on market and business conditions, stock price and other factors. The shares may be purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Radian plans to utilize a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit the company to purchase shares, at pre-determined price targets, when it may otherwise be precluded from doing so.
Chief Executive Officer Rick Thornberry commented, “At Radian, our strong financial results and prudent capital management enable us to invest in our businesses and return capital to our stockholders. In fact, over the past five years, we have repurchased a total of 35 million shares for $739 million and also returned approximately $155 million through dividend payments. Our actions today reflect our confidence in our financial position and our capital flexibility, and we remain committed to strategically deploying capital where we believe we can drive the greatest value.”
Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) is ensuring the American dream of homeownership responsibly and sustainably through products and services that include industry-leading mortgage insurance and a comprehensive suite of mortgage, risk, title, valuation, asset management and other real estate services. We are powered by technology, informed by data and driven to deliver new and better ways to transact and manage risk. Visit www.radian.com to learn more about how Radian is shaping the future of mortgage and real estate services.
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