CDK Global Completes Return of $1 Billion of Capital to Shareholders

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDK) today announced it has timely completed its plan to return $1 billion of capital to its shareholders by the end of calendar year 2016.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ending December 31, 2016, the company returned a total of $370 million through a combination of dividends and share repurchases. The $370 million was comprised of $20 million in dividend payments, $20 million of open market share repurchases, and $330 million in accelerated share repurchases (“ASR”). The ASR is currently in-market and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

“The timely completion of the return of capital plan reinforces our commitment to returning value to our shareholders on an expeditious and prudent basis and demonstrates the Board’s confidence in our long-term prospects,” said Brian MacDonald, president and chief executive officer. “Our financial position leaves us well positioned to invest in our business and to continue the momentum of returning capital to our shareholders. We look forward to sharing the next steps with respect to return of capital on our second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings call.”

The company is scheduled to release its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ending December 31, 2016 before the opening of the Nasdaq on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

CDK will also be hosting a conference call at 7:30 a.m. CT on February 2, 2017 to discuss the results for the fiscal quarter. Brian MacDonald, president and chief executive officer, Al Nietzel, chief financial officer, and Taze Rowe, vice president, treasurer and investor relations, will be participating on the call.

Investors and interested participants are invited to listen to the conference call and view the accompanying slide presentation via live webcast which can be accessed through CDK's Investor Relations home page, The slide presentation will be available approximately 60 minutes before the webcast at CDK's Investor Relations home page. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Events & Presentations section of CDK's Investor Relations home page.

About CDK Global

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq:CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit

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Investor Relations Contacts: Jennifer Gaumond 847.485.4424 Taze Rowe 847.485.4012

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