Gilead Sciences, Inc. Announces $500 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that it entered into an agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. to repurchase $500 million of its common stock under an accelerated share repurchase program. Gilead will acquire these shares under the $3 billion share repurchase program announced on October 22, 2007. Upon completion of this transaction, the Company will have approximately $2.2 billion remaining in future authorized share repurchases under the $3 billion share repurchase program.

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