March 22, 2017 / 8:48 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Canadian National Railway to purchase its common shares under specific share repurchase program

* CN to purchase its common shares under a specific share repurchase program

* Canadian National Railway Co says purchase will form part of normal course issuer bid for up to 33 million shares (bid) announced on Oct. 25, 2016

* Canadian National Railway says will enter into an agreement with a third party to repurchase shares through daily purchases

* Says third party will purchase cn’s common shares on open market in accordance with rules applicable to bid

* Canadian National Railway Co says agreement with third party to repurchase maximum of 1.8 million common shares

* Canadian National - price CN will pay for shares bought from third party to be negotiated by CN, third party; price will be at discount to prevailing market price Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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