Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.

April 30, 2008 17:28 ET

Viterra Elects New Board Chair

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Thomas Birks as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Birks brings a broad range of experience to his new position. He has served as a Viterra Director for three years.

President of Birinco Inc., a small merchant bank, Mr. Birks previously served as President of Henry Birks and Sons Ltd. in Montreal. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work in Australia, Japan and South Africa. He has served on the boards of corporations, educational institutions, hospitals and foundations. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Birks replaces Terry Baker as Viterra's Board Chair. Mr. Baker will remain on the Board as a Director. Mr. Birks will assume this new role effective immediately.

Viterra Inc. is Canada's leading agribusiness, with extensive operations and distribution capabilities across Western Canada, and with operations in the United States and Japan. The new company is diversified into sales and services of crop inputs and equipment, grain handling and marketing, livestock feed and services, 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