Acxiom Increases Share Repurchase Program to $200 Million

Tue Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST

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Continued Focus on Return of Capital to Shareholders
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(Business Wire)--
Acxiom Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM), a recognized leader in marketing services and
technology, today announced that the company`s Board of Directors has increased
the size of its authorized repurchase plan from $150 million to $200 million.
Since inception of the program in August 2011, the company has repurchased 9.9
million shares for approximately $131 million resulting in the repurchase of
approximately 12 percent of its outstanding shares. 

"We remain optimistic about the outlook for our ongoing investment strategy,"
said Acxiom CEO Scott Howe. "While we are significantly investing in our future,
we are also pleased in our ability to maintain a strong financial profile
allowing us to continue to return capital to our shareholders." 

The company is authorized to repurchase shares from time to time over the next
12 months in open market or privately negotiated transactions depending on
prevailing market conditions and other factors. The repurchase program may be
suspended or discontinued at any time. 

About Acxiom

Acxiom is a recognized leader in marketing services and technology that enable
marketers to successfully manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and
create profitable customer relationships. Our superior industry-focused,
consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data
integration and consulting solutions for personalized, multichannel marketing
strategies. Acxiom leverages over 40 years of experience in data management to
deliver high-performance, highly secure, reliable information management
services. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas,
USA, and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. For more information about Acxiom, visit 

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements including, without
limitation, statements regarding our share repurchase program. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially. The following are factors,
among others, that could cause actual results to differ materially from these
forward-looking statements: the possibility that certain contracts may not
generate the anticipated revenue or profitability or may not be closed within
the anticipated time frames; the possibility that significant customers may
experience extreme, severe economic difficulty or otherwise reduce the amount of
business they do with us; the possibility that we will not successfully complete
customer contract requirements on time or meet the service levels specified in
the contracts, which may result in contract penalties or lost revenue; the
possibility that data suppliers might withdraw data from us, leading to our
inability to provide certain products and services to our clients, which could
lead to decreases in our operating results; the possibility that we may not be
able to attract, retain or motivate qualified technical, sales and leadership
associates, or that we may lose key associates; the possibility that we may not
be able to adequately adapt to rapidly changing computing environments,
technologies and marketing practices; the possibility that we will not be able
to continue to receive credit upon satisfactory terms and conditions; the
possibility that negative changes in economic conditions in general or other
conditions might lead to a reduction in demand for our products and services;
the possibility that there will be changes in consumer or business information
industries and markets that negatively impact the company; the possibility that
the historical seasonality of our business may change; the possibility that we
will not be able to achieve cost reductions and avoid unanticipated costs; the
possibility that the fair value of certain of our assets may not be equal to the
carrying value of those assets now or in future time periods; the possibility
that unusual charges may be incurred; the possibility that changes in accounting
pronouncements may occur and may impact these forward-looking statements; the
possibility that we may encounter difficulties when entering new markets or
industries; the possibility that we could experience loss of data center
capacity or interruption of telecommunication links; the possibility that new
laws may be enacted which limit our ability to provide services to our clients
and/or which limit the use of data; and other risks and uncertainties, including
those detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our current reports on Form 8-K,
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual reports on Form 10-K, particularly the
discussion under the caption "Item 1A, RISK FACTORS" in our Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012, which was filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2012. 

With respect to the provision of products or services outside our primary base
of operations in the United States, all of the above factors apply, along with
the difficulty of doing business in numerous sovereign jurisdictions due to
differences in scale, competition, culture, laws and regulations. 

We undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this press
release or any other forward-looking statement. 

Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom Corporation.

Acxiom Corporation
Investor Relations:
Katharine Boyce, 501-342-1321

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