OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2012--
Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ) today confirmed that it will cease
repurchasing shares under the Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) which will
be cancelled effective as of September 19, after close of markets.
The NCIB had been approved by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and
commenced January 31, 2012 through the facilities of the TSX and the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE), or other alternative trading systems, if
Nordion had been authorized by the TSX to purchase for cancellation up
to 3,105,901 common shares of its 62,118,021 common shares outstanding
as of January 24, 2012, which represented approximately 5% of its
outstanding common shares on that date. Annual purchases under the NCIB
were permitted to begin on February 2, 2012 for a one-year period,
subject to cancellation.
As of the date of cancellation of the NCIB, Nordion had purchased 71,120
common shares under the NCIB, representing approximately 0.11% of the
62,118,021 common shares outstanding as of January 24, 2012.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute
"forward-looking statements". These statements are based on current
beliefs and assumptions of management, however are subject to known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this
news release. For additional information with respect to certain of
these beliefs, assumptions, risks and uncertainties, please refer to
Nordion’s Annual Information Form for fiscal 2011 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com
and on EDGAR on www.sec.gov.
About Nordion Inc.
Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ) is a global health science company
that provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of disease. We are a leading provider of medical isotopes,
targeted therapies and sterilization technologies that benefit the lives
of millions of people in more than 60 countries around the world. Our
products are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research
laboratories. Nordion has approximately 500 highly skilled employees in
four locations. Find out more at www.nordion.com
and follow us at http://twitter.com/NordionInc
Source: Nordion Inc.
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