The timing and amount of any shares of the company's common stock that are repurchased under the new repurchase program will be determined by the company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Any repurchased shares will be available for use in connection with the company's stock plans and for other corporate purposes.
The company currently expects to fund the repurchase program using the
company's working capital. As of December 30, 2016, the company had cash
and cash equivalents of
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