JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, announced today its board of directors has authorized an incremental $150 million of share repurchases under its share repurchase program.
Under the program, Verisk may repurchase shares in the open market or as otherwise may be determined by the company, subject to market conditions, business opportunities, and other factors. The company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the program. This authorization is a continuation of the company’s plan to offset dilution from the issuance of shares under employee compensation plans, as well as to provide flexibility to selectively return capital to shareholders as a complement to Verisk’s acquisition strategy.
The authorization has no expiration date and may be suspended or terminated at any time. Repurchased shares will be recorded as treasury stock but will be available for future reissuance.
About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com.
MWW Group (for Verisk Analytics)
Eva Huston, Head of Investor Relations
Verisk Analytics, Inc.