NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2017 / Snap Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP," the "Company," "we," "our," or "us") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications, today announced it has established a systematic repurchase plan under Rule 10b5-1 promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to facilitate the cash repurchase of up to $1.0 million of the company's common stock over the next 12 months.
Under the program authorized by the Board, SNAP may purchase shares in open market transactions. The plan enables shares to be purchased during blackout periods imposed by SNAP's insider trading policy between quarter-end and the reporting of the Company's financial results, as well as during open trading windows. The program was approved for an initial period of one year, and purchases are expected to be funded with existing cash on hand.
"We believe at times the market equity value of the Company has not fairly represented the present value of our business and its future opportunities. We determined that a buyback program is an effective allocation of capital, permitting the Company to opportunistically repurchase shares at attractive prices," commented Jason Katz, SNAP's Chairman of the Board of Directors. "I believe the buyback program will deploy corporate resources in a way that increases shareholder value over time."
About Snap Interactive, Inc.
Snap Interactive, Inc. is a leading provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications. SNAP has a diverse product portfolio consisting of nine products including Paltalk and Camfrog, which together host one of the world's largest collections of video-based communities, and FirstMet, a prominent interactive dating brand serving users 35 and older. The Company has a long history of technology innovation and holds 25 patents related to video conferencing and online gaming.
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