DENVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional $25 million for future share repurchases. The share repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and the pace of repurchase activity will depend on cash balances, cash flow from operations, market conditions, stock price and other factors.
"This increased share repurchase authorization continues to reflect the strength of our balance sheet, positive cash flow from operations, and the Board's confidence in our strategy and outlook," said Kenneth Tuchman, TeleTech's chairman and chief executive officer. "Our priorities for capital deployment remain shareholder value oriented and prudently diversified among investments in innovation, organic growth initiatives, accretive acquisitions, and the share repurchase program," continued Tuchman.
TeleTech repurchased approximately 887,400 shares of common stock during the first quarter 2014 for a cost of $20.5 million. As of March 31, 2014, $23.4 million was authorized for future share repurchases.
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled services that puts customer engagement at the core of business success. The Company offers an integrated platform that combines analytics, strategy, process, systems integration, technology and operations to simplify the delivery of the customer experience for Global 1000 clients and their customers. This holistic multichannel approach improves customer satisfaction, increases customer loyalty and drives long-term profitability and growth. From strategic consulting to operational execution, TeleTech's 41,000 employees speaking over 50 languages deliver results for clients in the automotive, communications and media, financial services, government, healthcare, technology, transportation and retail industries. Through the TeleTech Community Foundation, the Company leverages its innovative leadership to ensure that students in underserved communities around the globe have access to the tools and support they need to maximize their educational outcomes. For additional information, please visit www.teletech.com.
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