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Arconic sets $700 million accelerates stock buyback program

Tomi Kilgore

Arconic Inc. said Tuesday it has entered into a $700 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) deal. Based on the metals manufacturer's Friday stock closing price of $17.55, the ASR could represent the buyback of 39.89 million shares, or about 8.3% of the shares outstanding. Under terms of the ASR with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, London Branch, the initial delivery of about 31.9 million shares would be made on Feb. 21, with the final amount to be based on the volume-weighted average price during the term of the deal, less a discount. The stock, which is still inactive in premarket trade, has tumbled 13.7% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.2%.