This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Jul 12, 2007.
Stock Repurchase Program
We repurchase shares in the open market and from time to time enter into structured stock repurchase agreements with third parties.
In 2001, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $350 million of our common stock in open market, negotiated or block transactions. This stock repurchase program was completed in the third quarter of 2005. In 2005, the Board of Directors authorized a new stock repurchase program to repurchase up to $500 million of our common stock in open market, negotiated or block transactions. This stock repurchase was completed in the second quarter of 2006. On May 16, 2006, the Board of Directors authorized a new $1 billion stock repurchase program to purchase shares of our common stock on the open market, or in negotiated or block trades. As of December 31, 2006, we have approximately $984.6 million available under the 2006 stock repurchase program.
The table sets forth the total amount of shares repurchased and net purchase price for the years presented:
From the inception of the stock purchase program in 2001 to December 31, 2006, a total of 35.3 million shares have been repurchased for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $865.3 million.
In October 2001, we filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer an indeterminate number of shares of common stock that may be issued at various times and at indeterminate prices, with a total public offering price not to exceed $750 million. To date, no shares have been issued under this registration statement.
If we liquidated certain available-for-sale investments as of December 31, 2006, we would have recognized losses of approximately $2.0 million in our consolidated statements of income. These unrecognized losses, partially offset by unrecognized gains, are recorded as a separate component of equity and are included in accumulated other comprehensive loss on our consolidated balance sheet.
We believe existing cash and short-term investments, together with funds generated from operations should be sufficient to meet our working capital and capital expenditure requirements for the next 12 months. Our philosophy regarding the maintenance of a balance sheet with a large component of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments reflects our views on potential future capital requirements relating to expansion of our businesses, acquisitions, and share repurchases. We regularly assess our cash management approach and activities in view of our current and potential future needs.
This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-Q filed May 10, 2006.
2001 Stock Repurchase Program
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 the three months ended March 31, 2005, no shares were repurchased.
VeriSign completed the 2001 stock repurchase program during the third quarter of 2005.
This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-Q filed Nov 9, 2005.
2001 Stock Repurchase Program
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. The following table sets forth the stock purchases made during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004.
VeriSign completed its 2001 stock repurchase program during the third quarter of 2005.