OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LSB Industries, Inc. (“LSB” or “the Company”), (NYSE: LXU), today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase in the size of the share buyback program of $100 million previously announced by the Company. earlier this year. Under the expanded program, LSB Industries can now repurchase up to $175 million of its outstanding common stock, of which approximately $75 million remains available for future repurchases.
“Our healthy liquidity position and steady operating cash flow allowed us to again increase the size of our share buyback authorization,” said Mark Behrman, president and CEO of LSB Industries. “This expanded clearance reflects our favorable outlook for the fourth quarter of 2022 and full year 2023, and our confidence in our ability to maintain a strong balance sheet while creating value for our shareholders and investing in the growth of our business. our society. .”
The repurchase program allows shares to be repurchased in the open market or in private transactions and in accordance with any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with all applicable securities laws and regulations, including Rule 10b5 -1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Redemptions will be made at management’s discretion at prices that management considers attractive and in the best interest of LSB Industries and its shareholders. The timing and amount of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors, including the availability of shares, general market conditions, the stock price, other uses of capital and the financial performance of LSB. Open market purchases will be made in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act and other applicable legal requirements.
The buyback program may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, including market conditions, the cost of buying back shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, liquidity and other factors deemed appropriate. The buyback program does not oblige LSB Industries to buy a particular number of shares.
About LSB Industries, Inc.
LSB Industries, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, manufactures and sells chemicals for the agricultural, mining and industrial markets. The Company owns and operates facilities in Cherokee, Alabama, El Dorado, Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operates a facility for a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. LSB’s products are sold through distributors and directly to end customers, primarily in the United States. Committed to improving the world by setting goals that will reduce our environmental impact on the planet and improve the quality of life for all its inhabitants, the Company is well positioned to play a key role in reducing global carbon emissions through the capture and sequestration, and zero-carbon ammonia strategies. Additional information about LSB is available on its website at www.lsbindustries.com.
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In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is not possible for our management to predict all risks and uncertainties, or to assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor , or a combination of factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these forward-looking statements. You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future developments.