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Liberty Takes Majority Control of Sirius

The move comes shortly after the FCC approve the takeover


Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI)Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCAD) has obtained control of Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI).

After acquiring another 50 million shares of the satellite radio company, Liberty now holds 50.5% of Sirius XM’s outstanding shares, Bloomberg noted.

Sirius XM Radio Gets Kinky
Sirius XM Radio Gets Kinky

The takeover comes after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted permission for the transfer of broadcasting licenses earlier this month, paving the way for Liberty to take control of Sirius.

Sirius satellite radios now come installed in a majority of cars sold in the U.S. Rebounding U.S. auto sales helped boost the company’s share price last year.

In December, the satellite radio company announced plans to repurchase $2 billion in shares and issue a special dividend to return capital to shareholders.

Shares of Sirius XM Radio rose almost 1% in Friday morning trading, while Liberty Media shares gained fractionally.

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