DUBLIN, Ireland, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL), today announced that the Company’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of the Company’s ordinary shares, represented by American Depository Shares (ADS) which are listed for trading on the NASDAQ Global Market. Repurchases may be made in open-market transactions, block transactions on or off the exchange, in privately negotiated transactions, or through other means as determined by Avadel’s board and in accordance with the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Michael Anderson, Avadel’s Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “We ended 2016 in a strong financial position with $154.2 million of cash and marketable securities on our balance sheet. We have ample liquidity to execute our strategy, including the completion of the REST-ON Phase III trial and investment in both internal and external growth initiatives. Given our current cash position and ability to continue generating cash, we believe the timing is right to return some capital to shareholders through a repurchase program.”
The timing and actual number of ADSs repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, trading volume, corporate, regulatory and legal requirements and market conditions. Repurchases may also be made under a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1, which would permit ADSs to be repurchased during periods when repurchases would otherwise be prohibited due to self-imposed trading blackouts or other regulatory restrictions. The repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time without notice.
About Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc:
Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that seeks to develop differentiated pharmaceutical products that are safe, effective and easy to take through formulation development, by utilizing its proprietary drug delivery technology and in-licensing / acquiring new products; ultimately, helping patients adhere to their prescribed medical treatment and see better results. Avadel currently markets products in the hospital and primary care spaces. The Company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with operations in St. Louis, Missouri and Lyon, France. For more information, please visit www.avadel.com.
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Michael F. Kanan
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (636) 449-1844
Sr. Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone: (636) 449-5866
Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc