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Velan Announces 2019 Normal Course Issuer bid

2019/10/21
MONTREAL, Oct. 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Velan Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:VLN.TO - News) announced today that it has received approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to proceed with its normal course issuer bid previously announced on October 10, 2019. Under the bid, the Company may purchase up to 151,384 Subordinate Voting Shares (the "Shares") of the Company, representing approximately 2.5% of the 6,055,368 Shares issued and outstanding as at October 10, 2019. The average daily trading volume for the 6-month period preceding October 1, 2019 is 6,414 Shares. In accordance with TSX requirements, the Company may repurchase up to 1,603 Shares on a daily basis. The bid will commence on October 23, 2019 and terminate on October 22, 2020 or on such earlier date as the Company may complete its purchases pursuant to the bid. The Shares will be purchased on behalf of the Company by a registered broker through the facilities of TSX or alternative Canadian trading systems. The price paid for the Shares will be the market price at the time of the acquisition, and the number of Shares purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Company. All Shares purchased by the Company will be cancelled.
 
The Company has not repurchased any Shares in the last 12 months.

The directors of the Company have concluded that purchases of up to 151,384 of the issued and outstanding Shares may be an appropriate and desirable use of the Company's available funds and, therefore, would be in the best interests of the Company. As a result of such purchases, the number of issued Shares will be decreased and, consequently, the proportionate share interest of all remaining shareholders will be increased on a pro rata basis.
 
About Velan

Founded in Montreal in 1950, Velan Inc. (www.velan.com) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial valves, with sales of US$366.9 million in its last reported fiscal year. The Company employs over 1,800 people and has manufacturing plants in 9 countries. Velan Inc. is a public company with its shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VLN.
 
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