BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that on October 26, 2012 its board of directors authorized the company to enter into an additional share repurchase program. This board authorization allows for the repurchase of a further $400 million of common shares at the discretion of management for a period until December 31, 2014.
Since the initiation of WABCO's ongoing share buyback program of $400 million commenced in June 2011, the company has repurchased 6,409,012 million shares for $340.2 million in open market transactions as of October 26, 2012.
Together with the new program, WABCO is now authorized to repurchase up to $459.8 million of shares between now and December 31, 2014.
WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
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