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Maple Leaf Bakery Appoints new Vice President, Finance

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Maple Leaf Bakery is pleased to announce today the appointment of Janice Chivers to Vice President, Finance effective June 4, 2001.

Chivers is joining Maple Leaf Bakery with an extensive background in both accounting and bakery management. Her most recent position is with Rubbermaid Home Products as controller.

Prior to this, Chivers spent eighteen years with Continental Baking where she held a number of positions including director of financial controls, corporate manager of planning and analysis and accounting supervisor.

"We are looking forward to Janice joining Maple Leaf Bakery," says Richard Lan, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Bakery. "Her exceptional experience in the bakery business combined with her management and leadership philosophy makes her an excellent fit for the team. "

Maple Leaf Bakery is an independent operating company of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSE:MFI), producing top quality par-baked bread, rolls and bagels for the in-store bakery and foodservice market segments across the United States. The company owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Roanoke, Va., Franklin Park, Ill., and Oxnard, Calif. Maple Leaf Bakery distributes its products across the United States under the California Goldminer, Sourdough and Eurofresh Crusty Breads brands.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading global food processing company. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company employs more than 13,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, Europe and Asia. Maple Leaf Foods reported sales of $3.9 billion in 2000.

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