CDI Corp. Announces $20 Million Share Repurchase Program; Eliminates Cash Dividend

Jan 25, 2016, 18:19 ET from CDI Corp.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) (the "Company") a provider of client-focused engineering, information technology and staffing solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program (the "Program").  Under the Program, CDI is authorized to repurchase up to $20 million of its common stock from time to time and at prices considered appropriate by the company.  The stock repurchases may be made via privately negotiated transactions, open market purchases, block trades or by other means at management's discretion in compliance with applicable securities laws. The timing of repurchases and number of shares of common stock to be purchased will depend upon market conditions and other factors. The company is not required to repurchase any specific number of shares and the Program may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice. The Program will remain in effect until fully utilized or until modified, suspended or discontinued.

In connection with the new repurchase program, the Board also approved the elimination of the company's dividend, currently at a quarterly rate of $0.13 per share.

"Our capital allocation strategy reaffirms our commitment to increase shareholder value and our confidence in the financial strength and underlying value of CDI," said Scott J. Freidheim, Chief Executive Officer and President.

About CDI

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) provides engineering, information technology and staffing solutions. Our customers operate in a variety of industries, ranging from Oil, Gas & Chemicals to Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and High Technology, and include corporate, federal, state and municipal entities. We serve customers through offices and delivery centers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provide staffing services through our global MRINetwork® of franchisees.  Learn more at

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