Ennis, Inc. (NYSE: EBF) announced today that the Board of
Directors approved an additional $5 million be added to the Company’s
stock repurchase program.
Mr. Keith Walters, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Company, stated, “The decision to add an additional $5 million to
the Company’s stock repurchase program, along with our Board’s recent
decision to raise our dividend rate, reflects the confidence of both
management and our Board in the company’s continued business strength.
With this addition, the Company will have almost $9 million available
for share repurchases. We believe that the purchase of our shares, given
the current price at which the common stock is trading, relative to the
Company’s earnings per share and book value per share, is a solid
investment in the company and will add to shareholder value.”
Under the repurchase program, shares may be purchased from time to time
in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions
depending on market conditions, share price, trading volume and other
factors, and such purchases, if any, will be made in accordance with
applicable insider trading and other securities laws and regulations.
These repurchases may be commenced or suspended at any time or from time
to time without prior notice.
Ennis, Inc. (www.ennis.com)
is primarily engaged in the production of and sale of business forms,
apparel and other business products. The Company is one of the largest
private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States.
Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, the Company has production and
distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United
States of America, Mexico and Canada, to serve the Company’s national
network of distributors. The Company, together with its subsidiaries,
operates in two business segments: the Print Segment ("Print") and
Apparel Segment ("Apparel"). The Print Segment is primarily engaged in
the business of manufacturing and selling business forms, other printed
business products, printed and electronic media, presentation products,
flex-o-graphic printing, advertising specialties and Post-it® Notes,
internal bank forms, plastic cards, secure and negotiable documents,
envelopes and other custom products. The Apparel Segment manufactures
T-Shirts and distributes T-Shirts and other active-wear apparel through
nine distribution centers located throughout North America.