WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

December 08, 2014 08:30 ET

WABCO Board of Directors Authorizes Additional $500M Share Buyback Program

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2014) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced that on December 5, 2014 its board of directors authorized the company to enter into an additional two-year share repurchase program.

The new board authorization allows for the repurchase of up to an additional $500 million of common shares at the discretion of management from December 5, 2014 through December 31, 2016. Since the initiation of WABCO's first share buyback program in June 2011, the company has returned $962 million in cash to shareowners through the repurchase of 13,483,461 million shares in open market transactions.

"This latest share buyback authorization from our board of directors is good news for WABCO shareowners," said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to deliver value to them, in this case by returning cash."


WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 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 $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com

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