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"Company Buybacks: Best Practices"

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]


Stock repurchases continue to be on a tear. So much so that they have become controversial at times. This webcast will provide practical guidance about how to conduct a stock repurchase program, including analysis of whether it's the best use of funds. Join:

  • Kady Ashley, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Scott Kimpel, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Lee Meyerson, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Pat Quick, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • How to conduct buybacks when engaging in M&A?
  • What is the debate over whether buybacks are the best use of a company's funds?
  • What are the "best practices" for a corporate repurchase program?
  • When implementing a buyback, should a Rule 10b5-1/10b-18 plan be part of it? And if so, what level of control should a company give up? What are the risks?
  • Should a Rule 10b5-1 plan only apply during blackout periods? Should a company just rely on 10b-18 during open windows?
  • How might a stock repurchase stack up against paying cash dividends? Or other alternatives?


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