DAVIDSON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced an expansion of its 2021 share repurchase program, which is now expected to result in record annual share repurchases of $350 million in 2021.
The Company expects to complete the repurchase of $100 million in additional shares via a 10b5-1 program by the end of the year. This program will be conducted in concurrence with the existing $50 million share repurchase program being executed this year, and follows the completion of the recent $200 million opportunistic program that was executed earlier this year. Upon completion of this new $100 million share repurchase program, the Company will have remaining open authorization of $250 million.
“We are pleased to announce this additional $100 million share buyback program, which is expected to expand our total 2021 share repurchases to $350 million and represent the highest level of annual share repurchase commitment in Curtiss-Wright’s history,” said Lynn M. Bamford, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “Share repurchase continues to be a very meaningful part of our disciplined capital allocation strategy, and reflects our strong financial position and steady dedication to returning capital to shareholders.”
The Company also announced that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of eighteen cents ($0.18) per share on Curtiss-Wright Common Stock, payable December 2, 2021 to stockholders of record as of November 24, 2021.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the Aerospace and Defense markets, and to the Commercial markets including Power, Process and General Industrial. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
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