NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said that its board of directors has authorized a new share repurchase program, which will become effective following the completion of its existing $1 billion share repurchase program.

The firm didn't say how much it expects to spend on the new repurchase program but stated that the goal is to "reduce or eliminate dilution resulting from issuances of stock under the company's employee equity incentive programs to maintain a share count of approximately 335 million diluted shares."

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