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Cyberonics Announces Expansion of Share Repurchase Program
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Cyberonics Announces Expansion of Share Repurchase Program17:00 EDT Tuesday, June 07, 2011HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX) today announced that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program.The company's board of directors had previously authorized a repurchase of up to 1.0 million shares, of which a total of 767,000 shares were repurchased. In its action earlier this week, the company's board of directors canceled the existing program and approved a new program for the repurchase of up to 1.0 million shares. The company expects to complete this program by the end of fiscal 2012, but the timing and extent of any such repurchases will depend on market conditions, corporate requirements and other factors. The repurchase program announced today may be suspended or discontinued at any time.About Cyberonics, Inc. and the VNS Therapy® SystemCyberonics, Inc. is a medical technology company with core expertise in neuromodulation. The company developed and markets the VNS Therapy System, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers electrical pulsed signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide.Additional information on Cyberonics and the VNS Therapy System is available at www.cyberonics.com.Safe harbor statementThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including "may," "believe," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "intend," "forecast," or other similar words. Statements contained in this press release are based on information presently available to us and assumptions that we believe to be reasonable. We are not assuming any duty to update this information if those facts change or if we no longer believe the assumptions to be reasonable. Investors are cautioned that all such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, statements concerning the repurchase of the company's shares, including the timing and extent of any such repurchases. Our actual results may differ materially. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: continued market acceptance of VNS Therapy and sales of our product; the development and satisfactory completion of clinical trials and/or market test and/or regulatory approval of VNS Therapy for the treatment of other indications; satisfactory completion of post-market studies required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a condition of approval for the treatment-resistant depression indication; adverse changes in coverage or reimbursement amounts by third-parties; intellectual property protection and potential infringement claims; maintaining compliance with government regulations and obtaining necessary government approvals for new indications; product liability claims and potential litigation; reliance on single suppliers and manufacturers for certain components; the accuracy of management's estimates of future expenses and sales; the results of the previously disclosed governmental inquiries; the potential identification of material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting; risks and costs associated with such governmental inquiries and any litigation relating thereto or to our stock option grants, procedures, and practices and other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to our most recent filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2010, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended July 30, 2010, October 29, 2010 and January 28, 2011.Contact informationGreg Browne, CFOCyberonics, Inc.100 Cyberonics Blvd.Houston, TX 77058Main: (281) 228-7262Fax: (281) firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE Cyberonics, Inc.