Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized additional funding of $200 million for the Company’s share repurchase program. The purchases are funded from available working capital.

“We are pleased to announce our Board’s approval of additional funding for our share repurchase program,” stated President and CEO Russell Low. “From 2019 through the second quarter of this year, we have returned over $157 million of cash to shareholders via stock repurchases. The additional funding will maintain our program when the Board’s prior funding is exhausted later this year. The strength of our business model and significant cash flow generation enable us to continue investing for the long term, while also returning cash to our shareholders.”

Repurchases of the Company’s common stock will be made from time to time under the SEC’s Rule 10b-18, subject to market conditions. These shares may be purchased in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The Company may from time to time enter into Rule 10b5-1 trading plans to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock pursuant to its share repurchase program. The Company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the authorization. The Company may suspend or discontinue the repurchase program at any time.

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