This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Mar 16, 2005.
In 2001, the Board of Directors of VeriSign authorized the use of up to $350 million to repurchase shares of VeriSigns common stock on the open market, or in negotiated or block trades. During 2001, VeriSign repurchased approximately 1.7 million shares at a cost of approximately $69.5 million. During 2003 and 2002, no stock was repurchased. During 2004, VeriSign repurchased approximately 4.4 million shares at an aggregate cost of approximately $113 million. At December 31, 2004, approximately $167 million remained available for future repurchases.
Other than the dividend of one stock purchase right for each outstanding share of common stock that was declared on September 24, 2002, no dividends have been declared or paid on VeriSigns common stock since inception.