READING, Pa., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced today its Board of Directors has declared its first quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock payable on June 28, 2013 to holders of record as of June 14, 2013.
Also, the Company announced the establishment of a new $65 million stock repurchase authorization that expires on March 31, 2014. This authorization is in addition to the existing annual evergreen repurchase program addressing share dilution as a result of our equity incentive plans. The authorized repurchases will be made from time to time in either the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The timing, volume and nature of share repurchases will be at the sole discretion of management, dependent on market conditions, applicable securities laws, and other factors, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. No assurance can be given that any particular amount of common stock will be repurchased. All or part of the repurchases may be implemented under a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan, which would allow repurchases under pre-set terms at times when EnerSys might otherwise be prevented from doing so under insider trading laws or because of self-imposed blackout periods. This repurchase program may be modified, extended or terminated by the Board of Directors at any time.
"I am pleased that we can enhance our stockholders' return on their investment in EnerSys by initiating a quarterly dividend and repurchasing EnerSys' stock," stated John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys. "Our level of profitability and cash generation affords the Company the ability to pay a quarterly dividend and repurchase stock while maintaining our acquisition strategy, increasing capital expenditure programs and continuing our growth in the developing markets."
For more information, contact Thomas O'Neill, Vice President and Treasurer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 800-538-3627.
EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The Company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world under the direction of its Americas, EMEA and Asia regional headquarters.
More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
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Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys' results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," including "Forward-Looking Statements," set forth in EnerSys' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.