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Canada Bread Sells Pasta Business to EBRO Foods

28 November 2013

CANADA – Canada Bread Company, largely owned by major meat processor Maple Leaf Foods has received regulatory clearance and closed the sale of Olivieri Foods, its fresh pasta and sauce business, to Ebro Foods of Madrid, Spain.

Olivieri Foods manufactures flat and filled fresh pasta products and sauces at its facilities in Hamilton, Ontario and Delta, British Columbia.

Canada Bread is a leading manufacturer and marketer of value-added flour based products, including fresh bread, rolls, bagels and sweet goods, frozen partially baked or par-baked breads and bagels, and specialty pasta and sauces.

The Company markets products under a number of leading brand names, including Dempster’s, Olafson’s, POM, Ben’s and Olivieri.

The Company is 90 per cent owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CBY.

Ebro Foods is a multinational food group operating in the rice, pasta and sauces sectors.

Based in Spain, it has commercial and/or industrial presence in more than 25 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, through its extensive network of subsidiaries and brands.

It is a global leader in the rice sector and the second largest pasta manufacturer in the world.

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