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Celgene Corporation Announces Additional $3 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization and Plans to Execute a $2 Billion Accelerated Share Repurchase Program

(May 24, 2018)

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional $3 billion of the Company's common stock. In addition, the Company plans to enter into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement to repurchase an aggregate of $2 billion of the Company’s common stock. The planned ASR will utilize part of the existing Board authorized share repurchase program as well as part of the new authorization.


The remaining authorization will be used in our continuing open-ended program effective immediately. Additional stock purchases outside the ASR may be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time, as determined by Celgene's management and in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“The increase in our share repurchase authorization and planned accelerated share repurchase program reflects our confidence in the long-term potential of Celgene,” said Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Strategically, we are committed to investing in our innovative pipeline to continue to grow our portfolio and meaningfully increase shareholder value.”

About Celgene



Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through next-generation solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com. Follow Celgene on Social Media: @Celgene, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements

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