In connection with the expiration of the previous buyback program, CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is announcing today the launch of its new share buyback program (the “Program”). The Program will involve the repurchase from time to time of up to $700 million in the Company’s common shares and is intended to optimize the capital structure of the Company and to meet the obligations arising from the Company’s equity incentive plans. The Program has a duration up to and including October 11, 2020 and will be funded by the Company’s liquidity.
The Program will be conducted in the framework of the buyback authorization granted by the Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 12, 2019, whereby the Board is vested with the authority to purchase up to 10% of the Company’s issued common shares during the eighteen-month period following such Shareholders’ Meeting.
The purchases will be carried out on the Italian Stock Exchange (M.T.A.) and on multilateral trading facilities (MTFs), in compliance with applicable rules and regulations, subject to a maximum price per common share equal to the average of the highest price on each of the five trading days prior to the date of acquisition, as shown in the Official Price List of the M.T.A. plus 10% (maximum price) and to a minimum price per common share equal to the average of the lowest price on each of the five trading days prior to the date of acquisition, as shown in the Official Price List of the M.T.A. minus 10% (minimum price).
The actual timing, number and value of common shares repurchased under the Program will depend on a number of factors, including market conditions, general business conditions and applicable legal requirements. The Program does not oblige the Company to repurchase any common shares under the authorization, and the Program may be suspended, discontinued or modified at any time, for any reason and without previous notice, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Subject to the above conditions, purchases will be carried out in compliance with the conditions and the restrictions under Article 3 (paragraphs 1, 2 and 3) and Article 4 (paragraph 1) of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 and market practices.
Details of the transactions carried out will be disclosed to the market within the terms and conditions required by the applicable regulations.
As of today, the Company holds 14,268,079 common shares in treasury.
London, November 7, 2019