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BRIEF-Applied Materials to cut jobs

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc :

* Applied Materials announces workforce restructuring

* Says action to affect approximately 900 to 1,300 positions

* Says expects to substantially complete the restructuring plan by the end of

the third quarter of fiscal 2013

* Expects to incur aggregate pre-tax restructuring charges in the range of $180

million to $230 million

* Says will begin recording these restructuring charges in the fourth quarter

of fiscal 2012

* Says expects that the remainder of charges will be recorded during fiscal

2013.

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