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Maple Leaf Foods Features Artwork of Mississauga Girl on Company Greeting Card

Winner of the second annual holiday greeting card

Toronto, Ontario – The artwork of
Mississauga, Ontario student Julienne Torres is being featured on the Maple
Leaf Foods’ holiday greeting card, sent to customers and suppliers worldwide.

Julienne’s striking drawing features people with flags
from around the world, gathered together, looking at our planet under the words
“One night, one world, one goal, peace to all.” Among the flags of the world is
one bearing the Maple Leaf Foods’ logo.


Maple Leaf Foods’ staff selected the artwork of twelve-year-old
Torres, a grade seven student at St. John of the Cross elementary school in
Mississauga, Ontario from the many entries submitted. The annual contest to
select the company’s holiday greeting card, now in its second year, was open to
children of employees.

“Julienne is a bright young girl with a passion for drawing,” says
her father Jose Torres, who works at Maple Leaf Poultry in Mississauga,
Ontario. “I am very proud of her achievements.”

Six-year-old Taryn Roy, whose father Danny works at Canada Bread in
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, is the first place winner in the 6 and under age

Eight-year-old Marilyn Lesage, whose mother Isabelle is employed at
the Shur-Gain office in Brossard, Quebec, is the first place winner in the 7-9
age group.

Each child received a letter of congratulations and a prize. Their
artwork is featured on the back of the greeting card.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSE:MFI) is a leading Canadian food processing
company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the
world. Its diversified operations include Meat Products (Poultry, Pork,
Consumer Foods, International,) Bakery Products (Canada Bread 68%, Maple Leaf
Bakery,) and Agribusiness (Shur-Gain, Landmark Group and Rothsay Rendering.)
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.