Celgene Announces Additional $3.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program
SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NAS: CELG) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $3.0 billion of the Company's common stock. Purchases may be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time, as determined by management and in accordance with applicable requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Year-to-date, Celgene has repurchased approximately $1.8 billion of its common stock and has exhausted the previous $2.5 billion stock repurchase authorization. Celgene has repurchased approximately $6.5 billion of its common stock over the last four years.
Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.celgene.com.
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Jacqualyn A. Fouse, Ph.D., 908-673-9956
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Patrick E. Flanigan III, 908-673-9969
VP, Investor Relations
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