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Information regarding dividends to be paid on September 30, 2011

September 28, 2011 – On July 27, 2011 Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (‘the Company”) declared a dividend of $0.04 per share payable on September 30, 2011 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9, 2011.  The total aggregate dividend of $0.04 per share will paid as two separate dividends on September 30, 2011.  The Company has designated the second dividend of $0.015 per share to be an eligible dividend, while the first dividend of $0.025 is not eligible for purposes of the “Enhanced Dividend Tax Credit System”.

The dividends of $0.04 per share paid by the Company in each of the first and second quarters of 2011 were not designated as eligible dividends for purposes of the “Enhanced Dividend Tax Credit System”.