CML HealthCare Inc. Declares December Dividend
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - CML HealthCare Inc. (TSX:CLC) (the "Company" or "CML") today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has declared a December 2012 cash dividend of $0.0629 per common share to shareholders of record as at the close of business on December 31, 2012, payable on January 18, 2013.
CML designates this dividend to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and similar provincial and territorial legislation.
About CML HealthCare Inc.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is Canada's leading community-based, medical diagnostic services provider operating 140 laboratory collection centres in Ontario, 94 imaging centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and a reference laboratory in Ontario focused on specialized coagulation testing for customers worldwide. CML is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC" and has approximately 89.8 million common shares outstanding. For more information, please visit www.cmlhealthcare.com and follow us on Twitter @cmlhealthcare.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
CML HealthCare Inc.
Alice Dunning, MBA, CFA
Director, Corporate Communications
(905) 565-0043 ext. 3472
(905) 565-2844 (FAX)