NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase $69.1 million of its 3.5 percent senior convertible notes due 2038.

The firm said that it entered into the agreement yesterday to repurchase the notes in private transactions. It expects to pay a total consideration of $50.6 million in cash and close the repurchase on June 2.

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