EXTON, Pa., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY) today announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The new program allows the Company to repurchase an additional $30 million of its issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, in addition to approximately $3 million currently remaining under the previously announced repurchase program, and has no scheduled expiration. The Company intends to finance the repurchases using its available cash and liquid investments.
Kensey Nash Corporation plans to repurchase its shares for cash, from time to time in the open market, through block trades or otherwise. The repurchase program does not require the Company to purchase any specific dollar value or number of shares. Any purchases under the program will depend on market conditions and may be commenced or suspended at any time or from time to time without prior notice. As of January 31, 2010, the Company had approximately 10,935,576 shares of Common Stock outstanding.
About Kensey Nash Corporation. Kensey Nash Corporation is a medical device company primarily focused on regenerative medicine utilizing its proprietary collagen and synthetic polymer technology. The Company is recognized as a leader for innovative product development and unique technology in the field of resorbable biomaterials. The Company has an extensive range of products, which are sold through strategic partners in multiple medical markets, including, the cardiology, orthopedic, sports medicine, spine, endovascular and general surgery markets.
Cautionary Note for Forward-Looking Statements. This press release as well as other Company press releases contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations about its prospects and opportunities. The Company has tried to identify these forward looking statements by using words such as "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "will," "would," "forecast," "believe," "guidance," "projection" or similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means for identifying such statements. The Company cautions that a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, current economic conditions, foreign currency fluctuations, risks associated with the Company's continued research and development efforts with respect to the endovascular products (including the risk that those efforts will not be successful and that some of the associated milestone payments will not be received), Spectranetics' success in selling the ThromCat™ product, the Company's success in distributing its products into the marketplace, the Company's dependence on three major customers (St. Jude Medical, Arthrex and Orthovita) and their success in selling Kensey Nash related products in the marketplace, the impact of product recalls and other manufacturing issues, the Company's success in its research and development efforts in its cartilage repair and extracellular matrix technologies programs, Synthes' success in selling the Company's extracellular matrix products, the completion of additional clinical trials in both the U.S. and Europe to support regulatory approval of future generations of its products and competition from other technologies. For a detailed discussion of factors that could affect the Company's future operating results, please see the Company's SEC filings, including the disclosure under "Risk Factors" in those filings. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason.
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