NASSAU, The Bahamas, May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) today announced that it has adopted a written trading plan for the purpose of repurchasing its common shares in accordance with the guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. That plan is effective immediately and purchases will commence under the plan provided that the purchase parameters set forth in the plan are met.
A plan under Rule 10b5-1 allows companies to repurchase shares at times when it might otherwise be prevented from doing so by securities laws or because of self-imposed trading blackout periods. Repurchases made under the plan are subject to the Securities and Exchange Commission's regulations, as well as certain price, market, volume, and timing constraints specified in the plan. Since repurchases under the plan are subject to certain constraints, there is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased under the plan. This plan has been established pursuant to, and as part of, the Company's share repurchase program, which, as previously announced, authorizes share repurchases of up to $100.0 million, of which approximately $91.0 million remain available for purchase.
About Steiner Leisure
Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards and continually evolving to include and anticipate new developments within our industry. We aim to maintain and expand our existing diverse portfolio of services, products and brands, as well as to seek out new opportunities to complement our business.
Our services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. We are committed to providing our customers with a wide-ranging assortment of beauty products, including premium quality options developed by us under our own brands, as well as those purchased from third parties.
Our distribution channels include our shipboard and land-based spas and salons, destination spas, health clubs, department stores and third party retail outlets and distributors. We also sell our products on certain British Airways flights, on QVC, by catalog, and online through our websites, including www.timetospa.com and www.blissworld.com.
Our post-secondary schools offer programs in massage therapy and skin care, among others, and, along with our recruiting and training operations, prepare spa professionals for careers in the health and wellness industry, including within the Steiner family of companies.
Our cruise line operations are conducted in spas onboard 148 ships, including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, Thomson Cruises and Windstar Cruises.
Our land-based spa operations are carried out under our Elemis®, Mandara®, Chavana®, Bliss® and Remède® brands and take place in 66 locations, including resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas. In addition, a total of 28 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the company. Our land-based customers include Caesar's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts.
Our Ideal Image customized laser hair removal services are provided by highly trained, experienced practitioners through a nationwide network of 126 treatment centers (17 of which are operated by franchisees) across 31 states, as well as one location in Canada.
We develop and sell a variety of high quality beauty products under our Elemis, La Thérapie™, Bliss, Remède, Laboratoire Remède® and Jou® brands.
Our schools operations consist of 12 post-secondary schools (comprised of a total of 32 campuses) located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut; Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Sarasota and Tampa/St. Pete, Florida; Chicago, Crystal Lake and Woodridge, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hoboken and Wall, New Jersey; King of Prussia and York, Pennsylvania; Arlington, Houston and Richardson, Texas; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Federal Way and Seattle, Washington. Offering programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the industry, including our own operations.
As part of our employee recruitment operations for our shipboard spas, we provide education to our shipboard employees through our rigorous training programs, at our primary training facilities near London, England or one of our satellite training centers in South Africa and the Philippines. These employees are sourced primarily from the British Isles, Australia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Caribbean and continental Europe.
This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws relating to the Company's intention to repurchase its common shares under its share repurchase program. Such statements in this press release are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These include, among others, the market price of the Company's shares, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to the Company, cash flows and cash availability to the Company, compliance with the Company's financial and other covenants associated with its debt, and other factors identified in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2013 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law.
CONTACT: Leonard I. Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer
(305) 358-9002, ext. 1215
Source: Steiner Leisure Limited