Adams Express Company Extends Share Repurchase Program

Dec 11, 2008, 15:07 ET from The Adams Express Company

BALTIMORE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Adams Express Company (NYSE: ADX) voted today to extend its share repurchase program and has authorized the repurchase of up to 5% of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock over the next twelve months. Purchases may be made in the open market when the shares are trading at a discount of at least 10.0%. The Company's discount as of last night's market close was 17.3%. As of December 10, 2008, the Company had 85,506,641 outstanding shares, which means that the Company is authorized by the Board to repurchase up to 4,275,332 shares over the ensuing year.

The repurchase program was initiated in 1999 and has been reauthorized by the Board each year since.

Adams Express is a Baltimore-based closed-end investment company. It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: ADX.

Safe Harbor Statement: To the extent that any statements made in this press release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward looking in nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the performance of the portfolio of stocks held by the Fund, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial, petroleum, energy and other markets, the price at which shares of the Fund will trade in the public markets, and other factors discussed in the Company's 2007 Annual Report and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings by the Company.

    For More Information:
    Lawrence L. Hooper, Jr.
    Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    410-752-5900 or 800-638-2479

SOURCE The Adams Express Company