BRIEF-Thomson Reuters to buy up to 3 mln shares through private agreements

Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:18pm EDT
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March 18 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp

* Says any shares purchased under agreements will count towards company's existing normal course issuer bid

* Private agreement purchases are part of co's plan announced in Feb 2016 to purchase up to an additional US$1.5 billion of common shares

* Price that co will pay for common shares through private agreements to be at discount to prevailing market price on Toronto Stock Exchange

* Thomson reuters intends to purchase up to 3 million shares through private agreements Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: