AUSTIN, Texas — December 22, 2008 - Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a program to repurchase an additional $10 million of the Company’s common stock.
This authorization is in addition to the $10 million stock repurchase program announced by Perficient on March 27, 2008. To date, Perficient has repurchased 1.8 million shares at a cost of $9.2 million under the original authorization.
“We continue to believe our stock is undervalued at these levels, and that a buyback remains a smart investment for Perficient,” said chairman and chief executive Jack McDonald.
Perficient has established a written trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, under which it will make a portion of the repurchases. The repurchases not made under the Rule 10b5-1 plan will be at times and in amounts as the Company deems appropriate and will be made through open market transactions. All repurchases will be made in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Rule 10b-18, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors.
The program runs through June 30, 2010. In addition to the applicable securities laws, other than under its Rule 10b5-1 plan the Company will not make any purchases during a time at which its insiders are subject to a blackout from trading in the Company’s common stock. The Company is currently in a blackout period, which will continue through the date that is the second trading day following its next quarterly earnings release or, if later, the date on which the Company is not aware of any material, non-public information.
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of 19 offices in North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market(SM), is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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