Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Capital Stock

Capital Stock
12 Months Ended
Sep. 29, 2019
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Stock Repurchase Program. On July 26, 2018, we announced a stock repurchase program authorizing us to repurchase up to $30 billion of our common stock. The stock repurchase program has no expiration date. In August 2018, we completed a “modified Dutch auction” tender offer and paid an aggregate of $5.1 billion, excluding fees and related expenses, to repurchase 76.2 million shares of our common stock, which were retired, at a price of $67.50 per share.
In September 2018, we entered into three accelerated share repurchase agreements (ASR Agreements) with three financial institutions under which we paid an aggregate of $16.0 billion upfront to the financial institutions and received from them an initial delivery of 178.4 million shares of our common stock, which were retired and recorded as a $12.8 billion reduction to stockholders’ equity. The remaining $3.2 billion was recorded as a reduction to stockholders’ equity as an unsettled forward contract indexed to our own stock. During September 2019, the ASR Agreements were completed, and an additional 68.7 million shares were delivered to us, which were retired, and the forward contract was settled with no
adjustment to stockholders’ equity. In total, we purchased 247.1 million shares based on the volume-weighted average stock price of our common stock during the terms of the transactions, less a discount.
During fiscal 2019, 2018 and 2017, we repurchased and retired an additional 27.1 million, 24.2 million and 22.8 million shares of common stock, respectively, for $1.8 billion, $1.4 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, before commissions. To reflect share repurchases in the consolidated balance sheet, we (i) reduce common stock for the par value of the shares, (ii) reduce paid-in capital for the amount in excess of par to zero during the quarter in which the shares are repurchased and (iii) record the residual amount to retained earnings, if any. At September 29, 2019, $7.1 billion remained authorized for repurchase under our stock repurchase program. Since September 29, 2019, we repurchased and retired 3.9 million shares of common stock for $300 million.
Shares Outstanding. Shares of common stock outstanding at September 29, 2019 were as follows (in millions):
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Balance at end of period

Dividends. On October 15, 2019, we announced a cash dividend of $0.62 per share on our common stock, payable on December 19, 2019 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 5, 2019.