NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Riskified Ltd. (NYSE: RSKD), a leader in eCommerce fraud and risk intelligence, today announced that it has received approval from the Tel Aviv District Court Economic Department (“Israeli Court”) to implement its previously announced share repurchase program (the “Repurchase Program”), pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $75 million of its ordinary shares. The Israeli Court approval is valid through May 19, 2024. The Company may file extension requests with the Israeli Court on an ongoing basis as required.
Eido Gal, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We are pleased to announce that the Israeli Court has approved our Repurchase Program. We expect to leverage this program to take advantage of attractive repurchasing opportunities and to manage share dilution. Our strong balance sheet enables us to continue investing in the growth of the business, while simultaneously driving shareholder value by executing this Repurchase Program.”
The Repurchase Program, approved by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) on August 8, 2023, authorizes the Company to repurchase ordinary shares, from time to time in the open market, including through trading plans intended to qualify under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), in privately negotiated transactions or by other means in accordance with U.S. federal securities laws. The Company may repurchase all or a portion of the authorized amount. The timing, as well as the number and value of any shares repurchased under the program, will be determined by the Company at its discretion under the Board authorized program and will depend on a variety of factors, including management's assessment of the intrinsic value of the Company's ordinary shares, the market price of the Company's ordinary shares, general market and economic conditions, available liquidity, alternative investment opportunities, and applicable legal requirements. The Repurchase Program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of ordinary shares and may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time without prior notice. The share repurchases will be funded from existing cash and cash equivalents.
Riskified (NYSE:RSKD) empowers businesses to grow ecommerce revenues and profit by mitigating risk. An unrivaled network of merchant brands partner with Riskified for guaranteed protection against chargebacks, to fight fraud and policy abuse at scale, and to improve customer retention. Developed and managed by the largest team of ecommerce risk analysts, data scientists and researchers, Riskified’s AI-powered fraud and risk intelligence platform analyzes the individual behind each interaction to provide real-time decisions and robust identity-based insights. Learn more at riskified.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward looking statements contained in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the implementation and anticipated benefits of the Repurchase Program are forward looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “could,” “would,” “project,” “forecasts,” “aims,” “plan,” “target,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements use these words or expressions. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 24, 2023, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.