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Statement from Maple Leaf Foods Regarding Courtland Avenue Plant

KITCHENER, ON, Sep. 12, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) –The Maple Leaf Foods plant on Courtland Avenue in Kitchener remains open and in production. An incorrect report on Waterloo radio station 570 News stated the plant was closing today. The radio station has since corrected its report.

The company has announced the eventual closing and decommissioning of the facility, but that is not expected to happen until later this year. Maple Leaf continues to work with the community and employees to support their transition to other employment. Approximately 600 people continue to work at the Courtland Avenue facility.

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer packaged meats company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and MinaTM. The Company employs approximately 11,500 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Peter Block, Maple Leaf Foods, (905) 285-1515,