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Maple Leaf acknowledges passing of Board Director James P. Olson

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) acknowledges the passing of Board Director Jim Olson on May 3, 2018, and offers its sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Olson served the Maple Leaf Board of Directors with distinction since 2011, having served at various times on the Board’s Audit, Safety and Sustainability and Human Resources & Compensation (HR&C) Committees. He chaired the Safety and Sustainability Committee and was former Chair of the HR&C Committee.

Mr. Olson was an expert in operations and supply chain in the food and beverage industry, and his contributions since becoming a Director were greatly valued. The Directors highly respected and appreciated the extensive experience that he brought to the boardroom table in those areas. He also was a great mentor to the Company’s operations executives, offering counsel and advice freely.

Jim Olson will be greatly missed by the Directors, executives and all employees of Maple Leaf Foods who benefited from having worked with him.

About Maple Leaf Foods
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading consumer protein company, making high quality, innovative products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders® Country Naturals®, Mina®, Lightlife™ and Field Roast Grain Meat Co.™. The Company employs approximately 11,500 people and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).

SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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