SHANGHAI, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) ("Acorn" or the "Company"), a marketing and branding company in China engaged in developing, promoting and selling products through complementary direct sales platforms and distribution networks, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to US$2 million worth of its American depositary shares ("ADSs") over the next 12 months.
The Company's proposed repurchases may be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The timing and extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of its ADSs and other factors, and are subject to the restrictions relating to volume, price and timing under applicable law. The Company's Board of Directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size. The Company plans to fund repurchases from its existing cash balance.
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About Acorn International, Inc.
Acorn is a marketing and branding company in China, operating multiple direct sales platforms and a nationwide distribution network. Acorn's direct sales platforms include outbound telemarketing centers, e-commerce websites, and catalogs. Acorn has built a proven track record of developing, promoting and selling proprietary-branded products, as well as products from established third parties.
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