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Share buyback

ASML returns cash to shareholders on a regular basis through share buybacks or capital repayment, subject to our liquidity requirements, current share price, market conditions and other relevant factors.

The following graph shows the last five years of Share Buyback repurchased, cumulative from initial start in 2006, in million EUR:

Share buyback history table

Full details


Year Total amount paid (in EUR millions) Total Number of Shares Purchased Average Price Paid per Share (EUR)
Share buybacks 2006
677
40,385,139
16.77
Synthetic Share buybacks 2007
1,012
55,093,409
18.37
Share buybacks 2007
360
17,000,000
21.16
Share buybacks 2008
88
5,000,000
17.52
Share buybacks 2011
700
25,674,576
27.26
Synthetic Share buybacks 2012
3,728
93,411,216
39.91
Share buybacks 2012
535
13,478,058
39.71
Share buybacks 2013
300
4,614,179
65.02
Share buybacks 2014
700
9,981,375
70.13
Share buybacks 2015
565
6,272,776
90.05
Share buybacks 2016
400
4,763,378
83.97
Share buybacks 2017
500
3,468,737
144.14
Share buybacks 2018
1,146
7,044,389
162.70

Previous share buyback programs

under the 2016 Market Abuse Regulation (Nr. 596/2014)

2016-2017 program: link

2018-2019 share buyback program

On 17 January 2018, ASML announced its new share buyback program to be executed in the 2018-2019 timeframe. ASML intends to purchase up to EUR 2.5 billion of shares which it intends to cancel upon repurchase, with the exception of up to 2.4 million shares which will be used to cover employee share plans.


The total amount of outstanding shares at the beginning of 2018 was approximately 427 million shares.
Details on the share purchase can be found in the excel overview below:
Share Buyback XLS