GLATFELTER ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION
YORK, Pennsylvania – April 28, 2011 – Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $50 million of its outstanding common stock.
The company intends to make these repurchases over the next year in accordance with applicable securities regulations. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased, if any, will depend on a variety of factors including the market price of the company’s common stock, regulatory, legal and contractual requirements, and other market factors. The program, which does not obligate the company to repurchase any particular amount of common stock, may be modified or suspended at any time at the Board’s discretion.
“Today’s action by the Board is a clear reflection of its continued confidence in Glatfelter’s strategic direction and our ability to generate consistently strong free cash flow” said Dante C. Parrini, president and chief executive officer. “While we will continue to invest selectively in growth initiatives and attractive acquisitions that meet our high standards for appropriate returns, we now have the financial flexibility necessary to seek additional value creation from share repurchases.”
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements included in this press release which pertain to future financial and business matters are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable or uncontrollable factors which may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Various risks and factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in industry, business, market, political and economic conditions in the U.S. and other countries in which Glatfelter does business, demand for or pricing of its products, changes in tax legislation, governmental laws, regulations and policies, initiatives of regulatory authorities, acquisition integration risks, technological changes and innovations, market growth rates, cost reduction initiatives, and other factors. In light of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Glatfelter undertakes no obligation, and does not intend, to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. More information about these factors is contained in Glatfelter’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.glatfelter.com.
Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) is a leading global supplier of engineered materials. The Company’s high-quality, innovative and customizable solutions are found in tea and single-serve coffee filtration, personal hygiene and packaging products as well as home improvement and industrial applications. Headquartered in York, PA, the Company’s net sales approximate $950 million annually with customers in over 100 countries and approximately 2,300 employees worldwide. Operations include eleven manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. Additional information about Glatfelter may be found at www.glatfelter.com.
Corporate Headquarters (York, PA)