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Webcast Alert: Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 2005 Annual & Special Meeting

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2005--Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) will hold the Company's Annual Meeting for shareholders and report its financial results for the first quarter on April 28, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The results will be released by CCN Matthews newswire service.

What:   Maple Leaf Foods' 2005 Annual & Special Meeting and First
         Quarter Results

Who:    G. Wallace F. McCain, Chairman
        Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer

When:   April 28, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Where:  Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, 250 Front Street West,
         Toronto, Ontario

How:    Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to webcast link

If you are unable to participate, the webcast will be archived at the address above and will also be available on the Company's website at shortly after the close of the Annual Meeting.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian food processing company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Company employs approximately 23,000 people at its operations across Canada, and in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Company reported sales of $6.4 billion in 2004.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI)

CONTACT: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Jeanette Jones
Director of Communications
(416) 926-2013

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