Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The following table provides information about the shares repurchased by the Company during the first quarter of fiscal year 2018:
Total Number of
Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares
Purchased as a Part of
of Shares that may
yet be Purchased
Under the Program (1)
Maximum Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that may yet be Purchased
Under the Program (2)
In June 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized, subject to the ongoing existence of sufficient distributable reserves, the repurchase of 80 million of the Company’s ordinary shares. As authorized by the Board of Directors, the Company's share redemption program expires when the total number of authorized shares have been redeemed. As noted below, this repurchase authorization was replaced in June 2017 with the repurchase authorization described in footnote (2) below. As such, the maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the program is no longer applicable to the repurchase program in place.
In June 2017, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of the Company’s ordinary shares. This authorization replaces the June 2015 authorization described in footnote (1) above. There is no specific time-period associated with this repurchase authorization.
Item 6. Exhibits