Authorization to buy back shares increased by
Chicken soup for the entertainment of the soul
Board of Directors Authorizes $10 Million Increase to Common Share Repurchase Plan
The company has repurchased about $20 million in stock since November 2021
COS COB, CT – February 28, 2022 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (“the Company”), a leading operator of ad-supported video-on-demand (“AVOD”) networks, announced today Today its board of directors approved an additional $10 million for its common stock repurchase program.
Since November 2021, the Company has repurchased a total of 1,520,168 shares in open market transactions for approximately $19.9 million, completing its prior repurchase authorization of up to $20 million. The Company anticipates that any potential additional redemption activity would also be conducted on an opportunistic basis, through open market transactions.
“Today’s additional redemption authorization reflects continued confidence in the execution of our strategic plan to build the best AVOD. We have accomplished a lot over the past year, building the infrastructure and capabilities that will allow us to scale the business significantly over time.Today we have an incredibly robust library of content and with our recently improved technology and ability to release original and exclusive programming at least once a week, we’re ready to seize the huge opportunity we see in the burgeoning streaming industry,” said Chris Mitchell, CFO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video-on-demand (VOD) networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces original video content through Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the popular book series and produces premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand.
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