China Information Technology, Inc. to Extend Existing $5 Million Share Repurchase Program
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Information Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNIT), a leading provider of information technologies and display technologies based in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the extension of the Company's current $5 million share repurchase program, which it originally announced on September 27th, 2010. The expected duration of the extension will be one year.
The amount, timing and extent of any repurchases will depend on market conditions, the trading price of its common shares and other factors and will be subject to restrictions relating to volume, price and timing under applicable law, including Rule 10b-18 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, and the repurchase program may be expanded by the Board of Directors in the future. The repurchases will be funded with available cash on hand. Any shares of common stock repurchased under the program will be returned to treasury.
Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of the Company, said, "Given difficulties in market conditions over the past year, and the more recent effects of the Chinese government's counter-inflationary policies, we are extending the duration of our share repurchase plan. Throughout this trying period we have managed our cash prudently in the interest of our shareholders, while remaining confident in our long-term performance. The one year extension of our share repurchase plan is a reflection of that confidence."
About China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities, specializes in information technologies and display technologies. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the Company's integrated solutions include specialized software, hardware, systems integration, and related services. To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at http://www.chinacnit.com.
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