Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) today announced it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association to repurchase $500 million of Masco’s common stock.
This agreement is part of Masco’s existing share repurchase authorization under which $2 billion of authority was announced on February 9, 2021.
Under the ASR agreement, Masco will receive initial delivery of approximately 7.9 million shares on May 10, 2022, representing approximately 85 percent of the number of shares of common stock initially underlying the ASR agreement, based on the closing price of Masco’s common stock of $53.76 on May 9, 2022.
The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on Masco’s volume-weighted average price during the term of the transaction, less a discount, and is expected to be completed no later than July 27, 2022.
Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes BEHR® paint; DELTA® and HANSGROHE® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KICHLER® decorative and outdoor lighting; LIBERTY® branded decorative and functional hardware; and HOT SPRING® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit www.masco.com.
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Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations