NetSol Technologies Announces One Million Share Repurchase Authorization
CALABASAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/24/08 -- NetSol Technologies Inc. ("NetSol") (NASDAQ: NTWK), a multinational provider of IT services and enterprise software to the financial services industry, today announced the Company's Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program authorization to buy back up to one million of its issued and outstanding common shares. The stock repurchase plan will be effective March 24, 2008 through September 24, 2008.
NetSol CEO and Chairman Najeeb Ghauri, states, "NetSol's Board of Directors' approval of the new share repurchase program reflects the confidence it has in NetSol's future and the value it sees in the Company's current share price. While we continue to focus on the strength of our balance sheet to provide financial flexibility to support our global growth initiatives aimed at expanding our IT services and enterprise software offerings, we believe this program offers NetSol the ability to opportunistically repurchase shares when market conditions are favorable. We believe that selectively repurchasing NetSol stock is one of the best investments we can make right now and that today's announcement demonstrates NetSol's commitment to enhancing long-term value for our shareholders."
Stock repurchases conducted under this program may be made through open market transactions and, from time to time, privately negotiated transactions with third parties, and in such amounts as management deems appropriate. The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of any repurchases will depend on factors such as the stock price, economic and market conditions, alternative investment opportunities, corporate and regulatory requirements, and other market conditions. Repurchased shares would be returned to the status of authorized but un-issued shares of common stock. The stock repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The repurchase plan has been structured to comply with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Act of 1934.
As of March 10, 2008 NetSol had approximately 25,238,818 ordinary shares outstanding.
About NetSol Technologies Inc.
NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ: NTWK) is a multinational provider of IT services and enterprise solutions to the financial services industry. By utilizing its worldwide IT design, development, quality assurance (QA), and project management resources, NetSol delivers high-quality, cost-effective portfolio management solutions for equipment and vehicle finance, as well as IT services ranging from consulting and application development to systems integration and development outsourcing. NetSol's commitment to quality is demonstrated by its achievement of both the ISO 9001 and SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMMi (Capability Maturity Model) Level 5 assessments, a distinction shared by fewer than 100 companies worldwide. NetSol Technologies' clients include Fortune 50 manufacturers, global automakers, financial institutions, technology providers, and governmental agencies. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, NetSol Technologies has operations and/or offices in London, San Francisco, Adelaide, Beijing, Bangkok and Lahore, Pakistan. Click here to join the NetSol Technologies Inc. email distribution list: http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=897&to=ea&s=0.
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Contacts: NetSol Technologies, Inc. Tina Gilger Chief Financial Officer Tel: +1 818-222-9195, x112 Investor Relations Christopher Chu The Global Consulting Group Tel: +1-646-284-9426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Released March 24, 2008