CARLSBAD, CALIF., June 5 /CNW/ - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY)
announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to
repurchase up to $100.0 million of the Company's common stock in open market
or in private transactions. The Company will assess market conditions and
buying opportunities from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as
appropriate. The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of the
Company's credit facility which defines the amount of stock that can be
repurchased in any one year. The repurchase program will remain in effect
until completed or until terminated by the Board of Directors.
In June 2006, the Company had announced the implementation of a $50
million stock repurchase program. To date, the Company has repurchased under
that program approximately 1.82 million shares at an average cost of $15.69
for a total cost of $28.6 million. That program has now been canceled and
superseded by the new $100.0 million stock repurchase program announced today.
The Company also announced that the Board of Directors declared a
dividend of $.07 per share, payable July 5, 2007, to shareholders of record as
of June 18, 2007.
About Callaway Golf
Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company
creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer.
Callaway Golf Company, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2007,
manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories,
under the Callaway Golf(R), Odyssey(R), Top-Flite(R), and Ben Hogan(R) brands
in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit
For further information:
For further information: Callaway Golf Company Brad Holiday/Michele
Szynal/Patrick Burke, 760-931-1771