B. Riley Financial (RILY) Announces 950K Share Repurchase of Common Stock

March 19, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) (or “the Company”), a diversified provider of financial and business advisory services, announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of 950,000 shares of its common stock at $18.25 per share for a total aggregate amount of approximately $17.3 million in a block purchase as part of a privately-negotiated transaction.

In addition, B. Riley Financial’s Chairman and CEO Bryant Riley purchased approximately 221,000 shares of common stock for an aggregate value of approximately $4.0 million, or $18.25 per share.

“We view allocation of capital as critical to our success and something we constantly review,” said Bryant Riley. “We felt that this repurchase of shares was in the best interest of our shareholders.”

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