China Information Technology, Inc. Announces a $9 Million Share Repurchase Program
SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Information Technology, Inc. ("CNIT" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CNIT), a leading provider of integrated cloud-based solutions in digital education and public information release, and other information technology solutions in China, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a $9.0 million share repurchase program.
The Company expects to implement this share repurchase program over the next 12 months, in a manner consistent with market conditions and the interest of shareholders. Repurchases may be in open-market transactions or through privately negotiated transactions. The timing and extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of the Company's ordinary shares and other factors, and are subject to the restrictions relating to volume, price and timing under applicable laws, including but not limited to, Rule 10b-18 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company's Board of Directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size accordingly. The repurchases will be funded with the proceeds from the Company's recently issued 3 million shares of employee incentive stock under its 2013 Equity Incentive Plan. It is expected that the repurchased shares will be held by the Company as treasury shares.
Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "This share repurchase program reflects the confidence we have in the Company's long-term growth prospects and our commitment to increasing shareholder value. Moreover, we believe our successful transition to the "cloud-centric" business model with features of recurring revenue and low account receivable requirement will greatly enhance our cash-flow position and our ability to maintain a sustainable growth in the future."
About China Information Technology, Inc.
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, China Information Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities, provides information technologies, smart education, public information release and cloud-based business products and solutions in China. The Company's cloud-based products include Smart EduCloud and Public InfoCloud; IT solutions include geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST), and hospital information systems (HIS); The Company's seamless and fully-integrated hardware, software, and cloud-based services serve a variety of customers in the fields of government, education, medical, financial, commercial, communication and individual consumers. To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at http://www.chinacnit.com.
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