BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despegar.com, Corp. (NYSE: DESP) (“Despegar”), the leading online travel company in Latin America, today announced that on June 13, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program (the “2022 Share Repurchase Program”) that enables the Company to repurchase up to $40 million of its shares. The 2022 Share Repurchase Program becomes effective on June 14, 2022, and expires on August 12, 2022. Share repurchases may be undertaken through a variety of methods, including pursuant to trading plans adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5‐1 of the Exchange Act, or through open market or privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable law.
The timing and number of shares repurchased pursuant to the 2022 Share Repurchase Program may depend on a variety of factors, including price, general business and market conditions, alternative investment opportunities and other factors. The Company is not obligated to acquire any specific number of shares under the 2022 Share Repurchase Program, and the program may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, in accordance with applicable law.
Despegar is the leading online travel company in Latin America. For over two decades, it has revolutionized the tourism industry through technology. With its continuous commitment to the development of the sector, Despegar today is comprised of a consolidated Group that includes Best Day, Viajes Falabella, Viajanet and Koin (the Company’s fintech business), in turn becoming one of the most relevant companies in the region and able to offer a tailor-made experience for more than 29 million customers.
Despegar operates in 20 countries in the region, accompanying Latin Americans from the moment they dream of traveling until they share their memories. With the purpose of improving people's lives and transforming the shopping experience, it has developed alternative payment methods and financing, democratizing access to consumption and bringing Latin Americans closer to their next travel experience. Despegar is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DESP). For more information, please visit www.despegar.com.
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