SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2016 - Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an aggregate $1 billion of the Company's debt and equity securities. In the past five years, the Company has repurchased approximately 43 million shares of common stock for approximately $1.8 billion. Timing of repurchases and exact number of shares of common stock to be purchased will depend upon prevailing market conditions and other factors.
"Over the past 10 years, Xilinx has returned 100% of operating cash flow to stockholders through a combination of dividend and repurchase," said Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our repurchase authorization signals a high level of confidence in Xilinx's growth prospects as well as in our continued ability to consistently generate healthy operating cash flow.
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