Ace Ltd. said it's board has approved a share buyback program of $1.5 billion for 2015, replacing its current program which will expire at the end of December. The insurer also declared a quarterly dividend equal to 65 cents payable Jan. 5 to shareholders of record as of the close of business Dec. 17. Shares were not yet active in premarket trade, but have gained 8.7% in the year so far, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.6%.
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