LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) -  FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its Board of Directors has voted to increase the number of directors from six to seven and initiated a search for an additional independent director. The Board intends to place particular emphasis on identifying candidates who will add to the diversity of backgrounds and skills represented on the Board. 

"FormFactor's Board of Directors recognizes the importance of director independence and the value of director diversity," said Tom St. Dennis, Executive Chairman of the Board. "Adding an additional independent board member will strengthen the Board's ability to support FormFactor's continued growth and enhance our corporate governance on behalf of our shareholders."

The company also announced the Board authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million worth of common stock. Under the authorized stock repurchase program, the company may repurchase shares from time to time on the open market. The stock repurchase authorization expires in 12 months and the program may be modified or discontinued at any time.

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