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Board OKs $1B Kroger Share Buyback

The board of Kroger Co. has approved a $1 billion share buyback program.

The board of Kroger Co. has approved a $1 billion share buyback program. The repurchase program will replace the existing authorization that has approximately $213 million remaining.

The authorization is likely to be used over the next 12 months. At present, the company has a market capitalization of about $13.4 billion. The board also increased the dividend to $0.115 from $0.105.

Click here for the release from PR Newswire.

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