Managed services provider ARAMARK has announced the establishment of a Stock Repurchase Programme and an Employee Stock Trading Programme, in connection with the scheduled lapse in June of restrictions on certain of its Class A shares. Under the Stock Repurchase Programme, the board of directors has approved the use of up to US$200m to repurchase shares of the corporation's Class A or Class B Common Stock. Repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in open market or privately negotiated transactions, depending on market conditions, and may be discontinued at any time.