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Olympus Ex-CEO Woodford Says Company Should Remain Independent

December 14, 2011

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Officer Michael Woodford said the company should stay independent.

Olympus doesn’t need alliance because it risks a takeover, Woodford said in a website interview in Tokyo today. The company needs capital injection and should invest more in research and development, he added.

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