Repurchase of Stock Agreement


    A repurchase of stock agreement, also known as a share buyback, is a legal contract between a corporation and its shareholders that allows the company to buy back its own shares from existing shareholders. This type of agreement is typically used when a company wants to increase the value of its remaining outstanding shares or when it wants to distribute surplus cash to its shareholders.

    There are several key terms and conditions involved in a repurchase of stock agreement that need to be carefully considered by both the company and the shareholders. These include:

    1. Repurchase price: The price at which the company will purchase the shares. This may be a fixed price or a price determined by a formula based on various factors such as market conditions, recent trading activity, or the company`s financial performance.

    2. Timing: The agreement will specify when the repurchase will occur. This may be a one-time event or a series of repurchases over a specified period of time.

    3. Shareholder eligibility: The agreement will define which shareholders are eligible to participate in the repurchase. For example, some agreements may only allow certain classes of shareholders (e.g. common shareholders) to participate.

    4. Restrictions on sale: The agreement may include restrictions on the sale of shares by shareholders during the repurchase period. This is to prevent shareholders from selling their shares to third parties during the repurchase period and potentially undercutting the company`s repurchase price.

    5. Tax consequences: The agreement should also address the tax consequences of the repurchase for both the company and the shareholders.

    Overall, a repurchase of stock agreement can be a valuable tool for companies looking to manage their capital structure and return value to shareholders. However, it is important to carefully consider the terms of the agreement to ensure that it is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. As always, it is recommended to consult with a legal professional experienced in these types of agreements to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.