Agora, Inc. Announces US$200 Million Share Repurchase Program
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API) (“Agora”), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced that its board of directors (the “Board”) has authorized a share repurchase program under which Agora may repurchase up to US$200 million of its Class A ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares over the next 12 months, subject to relevant rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Agora’s insider trading policy.
“The share repurchase program demonstrates the Board’s confidence in the fundamentals, strategies and long-term growth potential of Agora,” commented Tony Zhao, founder, chairman, and CEO of Agora. “It reflects our commitment to enhancing shareholder value, and our strong cash position will enable us to continue to invest in our technology and business expansion at the same time.”
The share repurchases may be made from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The Board will review the share repurchase program periodically and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program. Agora expects to fund repurchases made under this program from its existing cash balance.
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Agora’s mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, in any app, anytime and anywhere. Agora’s cloud platform provides developers simple, flexible and powerful application programming interfaces, or APIs, to embed real-time video, voice and chat experiences into their applications. Agora maintains dual headquarters in Shanghai, China and Santa Clara, California.
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