CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. (NYSE American: MAIA), a clinical stage company developing telomere-targeting immunotherapies for cancer, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program with authorization to purchase up to $800,000 of its Class A common stock through September 2024.
“This share repurchase program demonstrates the confidence we have in our market opportunity and our strategy to invest for long-term growth, which we believe is not reflected in the current market valuation,” said Vlad Vitoc, MAIA’s Chief Executive Officer. “By establishing a repurchase plan, we add another tool to our arsenal that can assist with our future financing efforts, enable us to unlock more of the long-term opportunity we see ahead, and drive sustainable value for all stakeholders.”
With a share repurchase program, MAIA may repurchase shares from time to time through various methods, including in open market transactions, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, including through the use of trading plans intended to qualify under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in compliance with applicable state and federal securities laws. The timing, as well as the number and value of shares repurchased under the program, will be determined by the Company at its discretion and will depend on a variety of factors, including our assessment of the intrinsic value of the Company's common stock, the market price of the Company's common stock, general market and economic conditions, available liquidity, compliance with the Company's debt and other agreements, applicable legal requirements, the nature of other investment opportunities available to the Company, and other considerations. The Company is not obligated to purchase any shares under the repurchase program, and the program may be suspended, modified, or discontinued at any time without prior notice. The Company expects to fund the repurchases by using cash on hand and expected free cash flow to be generated in the future.
About MAIA Biotechnology, Inc.
MAIA is a targeted therapy, immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of potential first-in-class drugs with novel mechanisms of action that are intended to meaningfully improve and extend the lives of people with cancer. Our lead program is THIO, a potential first-in-class cancer telomere targeting agent in clinical development for the treatment of NSCLC patients with telomerase-positive cancer cells. For more information, please visit www.maiabiotech.com.
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