CORRECTED-Vodafone to get $850 mln Canada finance, mainly for BlackBerry

Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:43am EST
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(Corrects figures to U.S. dollars from Canadian dollars)

OTTAWA Dec 16 (Reuters) - British mobile phone operator Vodafone Group PLC will get $850 million in Canadian trade financing to help it buy enterprise services from BlackBerry Ltd, Ottawa said on Tuesday.

Export Development Canada (EDC) said that $750 million would go to BlackBerry, while the remaining $100 million was for future procurement from Canadian suppliers.

"Vodafone's global presence makes it a company that Canada's telecom sector has to have a relationship with," EDC Senior Vice-President Carl Burlock said in a statement. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Galloway)