HOUSTON, Aug 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), a leading manufacturer of engineered materials, components and systems serving domestic and international window and door OEMs through its Engineered Products and Aluminum Sheet Products groups, today announced that on August 25, 2011, its Board of Directors approved a reload to its existing common stock buyback program.
Quanex's buyback program commenced on May 27, 2010, and it authorized the company to purchase up to 1 million shares of common stock with the intent to offset dilution and to take advantage of opportunistic circumstances. Through August 24, 2011, Quanex has purchased 745,299 shares at an average price per share of $15.41, including commissions. Assuming no meaningful change in its stock price, the company estimated it would exhaust its authorized share balance in the coming months. Therefore, the Board authorized a 1 million share reload with the same goals -- offset dilution and take advantage of buying opportunities as they present themselves.
"Because Quanex remains in a strong financial position, we are able to use our cash in a combination of ways that best drive value for our long term shareholders," said David Petratis, chairman and CEO of Quanex Building Products. "This year, we made a great acquisition with the cash purchase of Edgetech and we remain acquisitive, we continue to pay a respectable dividend, and we've been opportunistically buying back common stock. Our long term view of Quanex is extremely favorable, and when short term opportunities arise for us to repurchase shares at attractive prices, it only makes sense to do so."
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