HOUSTON, March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharps Compliance Corp. (Nasdaq:SMED) ("Sharps" or the "Company"), a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a two-year extension of its Stock Repurchase Plan ("Plan") through January 1, 2017. The Plan was originally launched in January 2013, authorizing the Company to repurchase in the aggregate up to $3 million of its outstanding common stock over a two-year period. The Company purchased $809,175 (191,250 shares) under the Plan to date, leaving a remaining authorized amount of $2,190,825 in the Plan.
David P. Tusa, President and CEO of Sharps Compliance commented, "The Board's decision to extend the current stock repurchase program affirms the confidence we have in the Company's strategic direction and market opportunities. With our solid balance sheet, this repurchase authorization offers an opportunity to return value to shareholders while retaining the flexibility to fund our growth."
The shares would be purchased from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, at the Company's discretion, in each case, in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, subject to market and business conditions, applicable legal requirements, explicit black-out dates and other factors. The purchases will be funded using the Company's available cash balances and cash generated from operations. The program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock and may be modified, suspended or terminated at any time at the Company's discretion in accordance with Rule 10b-18.
About Sharps Compliance Corp.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps Compliance is a leading full-service provider of comprehensive waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. Its key markets include pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices. The Company's flagship product, the Sharps® Recovery System™ is a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste and used healthcare materials.
More information on the Company and its products can be found on its website at: www.sharpsinc.com
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