This excerpt taken from the MDT 10-Q filed Mar 7, 2005.
Item 2. Changes in Securities, Use of Proceeds and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The following table provides information about the shares repurchased by Medtronic during the third quarter of fiscal year 2005:
(1) In October 2003 our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 30 million shares. We purchased these shares pursuant to repurchase programs publicly announced on November 12, 2003.