CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 1, 2020–
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced that as part of its capital return program it has entered into accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) transactions with each of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association to repurchase an aggregate of $200 million of its common stock.
“The accelerated share repurchase demonstrates our commitment to delivering near-term value to our shareholders, our strong liquidity position and our confidence in the long-term strategy and earnings potential of Allscripts,” said Rick Poulton, Allscripts President and Chief Financial Officer.
Under the terms of the ASR transactions, Allscripts will receive an aggregate initial share delivery of approximately 11.7 million shares, with the remainder, if any, delivered upon completion of the transactions. The purchase price per share under each ASR transaction is expected to be based on the volume-weighted average price of Allscripts’ common stock during the term of the ASR, less a discount. The exact number of shares repurchased pursuant to each ASR transaction will be determined based on such purchase price.
The ASR transactions were entered into pursuant to Allscripts’ existing share repurchase program. Allscripts previously announced that its Board of Directors had approved a new share repurchase program under which Allscripts may purchase up to $300 million of its common stock through December 31, 2021. After taking into account prior open market purchases and the $200 million of shares to be repurchased under these ASR transactions, Allscripts expects to have approximately $67 million of remaining share repurchase authorization available.
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