Viterra Inc.
TSX : VT

Viterra Inc.

June 22, 2009 12:59 ET

Viterra Considering Note Offering

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) -

NOT FOR RELEASE IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. WIRE SERVICES

Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) today confirmed that it is seeking expressions of interest from the fixed income market with respect to the potential issuance of up to $300 million in Senior Notes. Should the offering proceed, it would be completed through private placements to exempt purchasers. The notes would rank pari passu with all of Viterra's existing and future secured indebtedness other than its revolving credit facility.

Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

The notes have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless the notes have been registered under the 1933 Act, or are otherwise exempt from such registration.

Forward-Looking Information

This release contains forward looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, without limitation, weather conditions; producer's decisions regarding total planted acreage, crop selection, and utilization levels of farm inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides; Canadian grain export levels; changes in government policy and transportation deregulation; world agricultural commodity prices and markets; changes in competitive forces including pricing pressures; and global political and economic conditions, including grain subsidy actions of the United States and European Union.

Viterra Inc. is Canada's leading agribusiness, with extensive operations and distribution capabilities across Western Canada, and with operations in the United States, Japan, Singapore and Geneva. The Company is diversified into sales and services of crop inputs and equipment, grain handling and marketing, livestock feed, agri-food processing and financial products. These operations are complemented by value-added businesses and strategic alliances, which allow Viterra to leverage its pivotal position between Prairie farmers and destination customers. The Company's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VT.

Contact Information

  • Viterra Inc.
    Peter Flengeris
    Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
    (306) 569-4810
    Website: www.viterra.ca