Luxottica purchased 435,000 of its own shares in June for a total outlay of €8.9 million as part of a buyback program launched on Nov. 16. Conversely, during the month, the company's Arnette Optics Illusions unit sold 410,000 Luxottica shares, raising €8.4 million. Since the beginning of the buyback program, Luxottica has bought 2.82 million of its own shares for a total expense of €52.3 million, and Arnette has sold 3.0 million Luxottica shares for €55.1 million.