SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2013 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a leader in high-performance network security – today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $200 million through December 31, 2014. Share repurchases may be made by the company from time to time in privately negotiated transactions or in open market transactions.
“The implementation of our first share repurchase program reflects Fortinet’s confidence in the long-term strength and strategy of the company, as well as our commitment to returning shareholder value,” said Ken Xie, Fortinet’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Though we remain focused on continuing to invest in our business to capitalize on our growth opportunities, at the same time, Fortinet’s financial performance and healthy cash flow generation allows us to be confident and opportunistic in repurchasing shares.”
The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by Fortinet management at its discretion, and will depend on a number of factors, including the trading price of the stock, and general market and business conditions and applicable legal requirements. This program does not oblige Fortinet to repurchase any shares under the authorization, and the program may be suspended, discontinued or modified at any time, for any reason and without notice.