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Orbital ATK Announces 2015 Capital Allocation Plan to Include Dividends and Share Repurchases


March 12, 2015
By Business Wire News

DULLES, Va.

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend will be payable June 25, 2015 to stockholders of record as of June 8, 2015.

Orbital ATK’s Board also authorized the company to repurchase up to $75 million of its common stock over the remainder of calendar year 2015. Under the newly authorized repurchase program, shares of common stock may be purchased from time to time in the open market, subject to compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the company’s debt covenants and other agreements, depending upon market conditions and other factors.

“I am very pleased that our Board has adopted management’s recommendations for a balanced and sustainable plan to return capital to shareholders,” said President and Chief Executive Officer David W. Thompson. “We expect robust cash flow generation over the next several years and have put a plan in place that will enable us to return significant value to shareholders while continuing to invest in our business to propel future growth.”

About Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are decisions related to the authorized repurchase of shares of stock; the potential inability to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies; the potential inability to maintain and grow customer relationships; reductions or changes in U.S. Government military or NASA spending; timing of payments and budgetary policies; changes in cost and revenue estimates and/or timing of programs; the potential termination of U.S. Government contracts and the potential inability to recover termination costs; costs of servicing debt, including cash requirements and interest rate fluctuations; potential customer loss and business disruption; potential difficulties in retaining key employees; and the costs and ultimate outcome of litigation matters and other legal proceedings. Orbital ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact Orbital ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Orbital ATK, Inc.
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
barron.beneski@orbitalatk.com