Philip Morris Announces Up to $7 Billion Share Buyback

  • Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International Inc PM announced a new share repurchase program of up to $7 billion.
  • Philip Morris plans to make targeted spending of $5 billion to $7 billion over three years.
  • PM’s board of directors also approved a regular quarterly dividend of $1.20 per common share.
  • “Since our spin-off in March 2008, we have returned, on a cumulative basis, approximately $115 billion to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases,” said Jacek Olczak, Chief Executive Officer.
  • At the end of the March quarter, Philip Morris held $3.9 billion in cash and equivalents. 
  • Price action: PM shares traded higher by 0.52% at $98.06 on last check Friday.
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