NOVI, Mich., Oct. 1, 2015 — ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) with Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”).
The ASR was entered into pursuant to a board-approved share repurchase program, which authorizes the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares through December 31, 2015. The company previously completed $130 million of accelerated share repurchases under the share repurchase program in December 2014.
“This program looks to execute up to $115 million of the remaining capacity of share repurchases approved by our board,” said Joseph L. Welch, chairman, president and CEO. “We remain focused on delivering benefits to customers and creating value for investors, while maintaining the financial strength of the business.”
Under the terms of the ASR, ITC has agreed to repurchase up to $115 million of its common stock from Barclays with an initial delivery of approximately 2.8 million shares. The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volumeweighted average share price of the company’s common stock during the term of the ASR, subject to certain adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR. The share repurchase is expected to be completed by year-end 2015.
About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,600 circuit miles of transmission line. ITC’s grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities. For more information, please visit ITC’s website at www.itc-holdings.com. (ITC-itc-F).
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