Urban Outfitters Stock Repurchase Update
PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, today confirmed that the Company may repurchase stock from time-to-time under the Company's common stock repurchase program.
On February 28, 2006, the Board of Directors approved a common stock repurchase program that authorized the Company to repurchase up to 8,000,000 shares of its common shares from time-to-time, based on prevailing market conditions. The Company repurchased 1,220,000 shares during the fiscal year ended January 31, 2007 and may continue to repurchase shares from time-to-time under the repurchase program.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an innovative specialty retail company which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise to highly defined customer niches through 157 Urban Outfitters stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, a catalog and two web sites; 142 Anthropologie stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, a catalog and two web sites; Free People wholesale, which sells to approximately 1,400 specialty store and select department stores; 35 Free People stores, a catalog and web site; Leifsdottir wholesale, which sells its product to approximately 65 specialty and select department stores; a Leifsdottir web site and one Terrain garden center and web site as of April 30, 2010.
This news release is being made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain matters contained in this filing may constitute forward-looking statements. Any one, or all, of the following factors could cause actual financial results to differ materially from those financial results mentioned in the forward-looking statements: the difficulty in predicting and responding to shifts in fashion trends, changes in the level of competitive pricing and promotional activity and other industry factors, overall economic and market conditions and the resultant impact on consumer spending patterns, including any effects of terrorist acts or war, availability of suitable retail space for expansion, timing of store openings, seasonal fluctuations in gross sales, the departure of one or more key senior managers, import risks, including potential disruptions and changes in duties, tariffs and quotas and other risks identified in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that actual results may differ materially from any projected results expressed or implied therein.
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SOURCE: Urban Outfitters, Inc.
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John Kyees, Chief Investor Relations Officer