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In Trends to repurchase $2.0 billion shares, Inc., China’s leading technology driven e-commerce company and retail infrastructure service provider, announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program under which the company may repurchase up to US$2.0 billion of its shares over the next 24 months.

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The company’s proposed repurchases may be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

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The company’s board of directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size. The Company plans to fund repurchases from its existing cash balance.