SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2018
VERA BRADLEY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
12420 Stonebridge Road,
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 29, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors authorized Company management to utilize up to $50 million of available cash to buy back the Company's own common shares beginning December 14, 2018 through December 2020. The Company’s prior $50 million share repurchase program was completed on November 27, 2018.
Under the share repurchase plan, the Company is authorized to repurchase, from time-to-time, outstanding common shares in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing and amount of share repurchases will be determined by the Company's management team based upon its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The share repurchase plan may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time, and the Company has no obligation to repurchase any amount of its common shares under the plan. The Company intends to make all repurchases and to administer the plan in accordance with applicable laws and regulatory guidelines, including Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Vera Bradley, Inc.
December 4, 2018
/s/ John Enwright
Chief Financial Officer