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Media Advisory – Grand opening of Canada’s largest bakery in Hamilton

TORONTO, Sep. 21, 2011, 2011 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —
Please join us on September 28, 2011 at 10 AM to celebrate the official opening of Maple Leaf Foods new state-of-the art fresh bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. The plant produces a variety of delicious fresh bakery products under leading brand names including Dempster’s and Villaggio for Canadian consumers. This new 385,000 square foot facility is the largest commercial bakery in Canada.

When:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011


        10:00 a.m.: Ribbon cutting and formal remarks

        10:45 a.m.: Bakery tours.  A limited number of bakery tours
        will be offered, please confirm in advance to reserve a spot.

Where:  745 Nebo Rd., RR#2, Hannon, Ontario

Who:    Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods

        Bob Bratina, Mayor of Hamilton

        David Adames, President and CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce


About Maple Leaf Foods Maple Leaf Foods is a leading Canadian food company headquartered in Toronto, and employs approximately 21,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Company had sales of $5.0 billion in 2010.

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SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

To confirm your attendance and interest in conducting a bakery tour or for more
information please contact:

Genevive Savundranayagam   Maple Leaf Media Hotline
genevive.savundra@smithcom.ca

mediahotline@mapleleaf.com    

647-986-4363
416-926-2020