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Maple Leaf Foods declares year-end dividend

TORONTO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – On October 23, 2008, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. declared a dividend of $0.04 per share payable on December 31, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 8, 2008. Unless indicated otherwise by the corporation in writing at or before the time the dividend is paid, each dividend paid by the Corporation in 2008 or a subsequent year is an eligible dividend for the purposes of the “Enhanced Dividend Tax Credit System”.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company employs approximately 23,500 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. The Company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2007.

SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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