Saputo Inc.
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Saputo Inc.

January 26, 2010 09:05 ET

Saputo Inc. Presents its Olympic Athletes! See you at olympics.saputo.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2010) - Today, Saputo inc. (TSX:SAP) is honoured to present its 5 Saputo athletes who will be participating in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. These athletes are a true source of inspiration. Their determination, courage and perseverance make them commendable ambassadors of sports and role models. Along with Jennifer, Chloe, Dasha, Valerie and Dominique, Saputo and its 9,700 employees share a common passion and desire to surpass themselves and to give their best to achieve their personal goals.

Jennifer Heil, Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Jennifer is a gold medallist of the 2006 Turin Games and will be participating in her third Olympic Games. This season, she won 4 gold medals at 4 World Cup events.

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Chloe, who is 18 years old, will be participating for the first time in Olympic Games. This year, she took part in the final of every World Cup event and ranked 5th at Lake Placid, in the United States.

Dasha Gaiazova, Cross Country Skiing

For the first time, Dasha will compete at the Winter Games in cross-country skiing. She won 3 of 4 Olympic selection races and ranked 12th at the sprint classic during the World Cup in Estonia in January.

Valerie Maltais, Short-track Speed Skating

Valerie will be competing in Olympic Games for the first time. She won 4 bronze medals at the relay on the 2009-2010 World Cup circuit. At the Olympic selections, she respectively ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th at the 1500m, 1000m and 500m.

Dominique Maltais, Snowboard

Olympic bronze medallist at the 2006 Turin Games, Dominique won the bronze medal at the last World Cup event in Stoneham, Quebec, last January 21st. She is ranked 3rd on the World circuit.

As Official Supplier of Dairy Packaged Products for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as well as for the Canadian Olympic Team for the Games, Saputo invites you to savour the passion of its athletes by keeping track of their scores, learning more about their achievements and enjoying their pictures on olympics.saputo.com.

Saputo and its employees congratulate these athletes and wish them good luck for the 2010 Games!

About Saputo

Saputo produces, markets and distributes a wide array of products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. Saputo is the 11th largest dairy processor in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina, among the top 3 cheese producers in the United States and the largest snack-cake manufacturer in Canada. Our products are sold in more than 40 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Danscorella, De Lucia, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Frigo Cheese Heads, Kingsey, La Paulina, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Stella, Treasure Cave, HOP&GO!, Rondeau and Vachon. Saputo is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SAP.

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    Karine Vachon
    Senior Advisor, Communications
    514-328-3377