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2004/10/18

Webcast Alert: Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct 18, 2004 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX) -- Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX/MFI) will report the Company's third quarter financial results on October 27, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The results will be released by CCNMatthews newswire service.

What: Maple Leaf Foods' 2004 Third Quarter Results

Who:  Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer
      Michael Vels, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
      Lynda J. Kuhn, Vice President, Public & Investor Relations

When: October 27, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Analysts may also participate via Conference Call by calling 416-405-9328 or 800-387-6216

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Maple Leaf Foods Web site at www.mapleleaf.com.

The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.fulldisclosure.com, Thomson/CCBN's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson's password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com).

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 $5.0 billion in 2003.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/EN/default.asp and at least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to webcastsupport@tfprn.com).

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Jeanette Jones
Director of Communications
416-926-2013
jonesjl@mapleleaf.ca
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