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MDS Files to Buy Back 4.5M Shares Over 12 Months

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — MDS this week filed with the Toronto Stock Exchange to buy back up to 4.5 million of its common shares over the next 12 months.
 
The potential buyback relates to MDS’ shares that trade on the Toronto exchange and will not affect the company’s shares that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
 
As of June 26, MDS had 122.5 million shares issued and outstanding on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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