May 17, 2016 / 11:57 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Maple Leaf Foods authorized to buy up to 8.7 mln shares

May 17 (Reuters) - Maple Leaf Foods Inc ;

* Maple Leaf Foods receives TSX approval to proceed with normal course issuer bid

* Says NCIB program commences on May 19, 2016 and will terminate on May 18, 2017

* Authorized to purchase up to 8.7 million of its common shares, representing approximately 10% of public float as at May 10, 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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