COM DEV Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) (the "Corporation"), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced its intention to launch a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX").

Subject to regulatory approval, the Corporation proposes to repurchase common shares representing up to 10% of the public float of the Corporation during the 12 month period (the "Bid Period") commencing on or about January 18, 2010, and expiring on January 17, 2011. The Corporation intends to make available a maximum of $18,000,000 to fund the repurchase of common shares during the Bid Period. The Corporation will determine the number of common shares to be repurchased and the timing of such purchases subject to the normal course issuer bid policy of the TSX. All common shares repurchased by the Corporation during the Bid Period will be cancelled.

The Corporation intends to file its Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Notice") with the TSX as soon as possible after making reasonable enquiry of the intention of: (i) associates of directors and senior officers of the Corporation; (ii) persons acting jointly or in concert with the Corporation; and (iii) persons holding 10% or more of any class of equity securities of the Corporation, as to whether such persons intend to sell common shares of the Corporation during the Bid Period.

The Board of Directors of the Corporation believes that the Corporation's common shares have been trading in a price range which does not adequately reflect their value in relation to the Corporation's business and its future business prospects. As a result, depending upon future price movements and other factors, the Board of Directors of the Corporation believes that the repurchases of the common shares of the Corporation are in the best interest of the Corporation and represent a desirable use of corporate funds.

About COM DEV

COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. With facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to major satellite prime contractors for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and military satellites.

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the Company.

The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.

%SEDAR: 00003673E

SOURCE COM DEV International Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826, gary.calhoun@comdev.ca; Jeff Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 261, jcodispodi@equicomgroup.com

Organization Profile

COM DEV International Ltd.

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890