Sirius XM Announces Repurchase And Dividend
Sirius XM Radio announced its board has approved a $2 billion common stock repurchase program. The board also declared a special cash dividend in the amount of $0.05 per share of common stock, payable on December 28, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 18, 2012.
A company release stated, "Shares of common stock may be purchased from time to time on the open market and in privately negotiated transactions. Liberty Media Corporation, the beneficial owner of approximately 49.8% of the Company's stock, has indicated that it will participate in the Company's share repurchases on a pro rata basis so that its relative ownership interest will not be affected by the program. The Company will fund the repurchases through cash on hand, future cash flow from operations, and borrowings under its revolving credit facility."