This excerpt taken from the LUX 20-F filed Jun 29, 2005.
Our ADR Repurchase Plans
On March 25, 2004, one of our two authorized ADR repurchase plans expired. The first plan allowed our subsidiary Luxottica U.S. Holdings Corp., or U.S. Holdings, or any of its subsidiaries, to repurchase up to 11,500,000 ADRs, representing 2.5 percent of our authorized and issued capital, over the 18-month period commencing on September 25, 2002. Our other authorized ADR repurchase plan provides for the repurchase of up to an additional 10,000,000 ADRs, representing 2.2 percent of our authorized and issued share capital, over the 18-month period commencing on March 20, 2003. As of September 30, 2004, both repurchase programs expired, with U.S. Holdings having repurchased 6,434,786 ADRs at an aggregate purchase price of approximately Euro 70.0 million.