Social media giant Facebook on Friday set a $6 billion buyback programme for its Class A shares, beginning in the first quarter of 2017.
Facebook’s shares were up 1.1% at $118.24 in after-hours trading. The company had a market value of about $337 billion at close.
The company also said Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal had resigned, effective Feb. 17.
Athwal has spent nearly nine years at the company and was formerly the director of revenue at Yahoo.
The company said it planned to launch a search for a replacement.