Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
TSX : VT

January 07, 2008 14:55 ET

Viterra Names New Senior Vice President

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2008) - Viterra (TSX:VT), Canada's leading agribusiness, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew M. Muirhead, MBA, CA, as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Muirhead will lead Viterra's strategic business development and growth.

"We are very pleased to have Andrew join our team. He has excellent corporate business development knowledge and tremendous experience in the capital markets. He will work with our Senior Management team to accelerate our company's strategic growth plans, leading our team to successfully execute on prospective initiatives to drive value. His strong record of execution will serve Viterra and its stakeholders well, as we assess global opportunities," said Mayo Schmidt, President and CEO of Viterra.

Mr. Muirhead is a former Vice President and Director of Investment Banking at TD Securities Inc., and prior to joining TD Securities, he held the position of Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, for CIBC World Markets. During his investment banking career at TD Securities and CIBC, he acted as a senior advisor to numerous public companies, offering his expertise and leadership in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Mr. Muirhead's appointment to Viterra is effective immediately. He will be based in Calgary, AB.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc., doing business as Viterra, is Canada's leading agri-business, 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 of crop input services 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
    Peter Flengeris, Media Relations
    Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
    (306) 569-4810
    Website: www.viterra.ca