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2011/10/19

Media Advisory - Maple Leaf Foods Establishes "Centre of Excellence" in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 19, 2011, 2011 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

Maple Leaf Foods will hold a media briefing on October 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM CT in Winnipeg, Manitoba to announce the details of an 85 million dollar expansion of the Company's prepared meats facility located on Lagimodiere Boulevard as part of its $560 million investment to establish a world-class prepared meats network.


When:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011
        3:15 PM CT



Where:  870 Lagimodiere Boulevard
        Winnipeg, MB



Who:    Premier Greg Selinger
        Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz
        Scott McCain, President and COO, Agribusiness Group, Maple Leaf
        Foods
        John Burnett, Plant Manager, Maple Leaf Foods



How:    In person




For more information about Maple Leaf Foods announcement go to: www.mapleleaffoods.com

For broadcast quality footage (b-roll) go to: http://cnw.pathfireondemand.com/viewpackage.action?packageid=489

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.

Video with caption: "Maple Leaf Foods Investing Approximately $560M to Establish World Class Prepared Meats Network". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111019_C5572_VIDEO_EN_5067.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111019_C5572_PHOTO_EN_5067.jpg&clientName=Maple%20Leaf%20Foods%20Inc%2E&caption=Maple%20Leaf%20Foods%20Investing%20Approximately%20%24560M%20to%20Establish%20World%0D%0AClass%20Prepared%20Meats%20Network&title=Maple%20Leaf%20Foods%20Establishes%20"Centre%20of%20Excellence"%20in%20Winnipeg

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SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Barbara Czech bczech@mts.net 204-803-9644   Maple Leaf Media Hotline
mediahotline@mapleleaf.com 416-926-2020 or 1-888-995-5030

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