Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
TSX : SWP

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.

October 19, 2005 16:43 ET

Pool Announces Extension to Small Shareholders Purchase and Sales Program

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2005) - Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. (TSX:SWP) (the "Pool") today announced a three-month extension of its Small Shareholders Purchase and Sales Program (the "Program"). The Program is now scheduled to expire at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 25, 2006. The sale and purchase of shares will continue to be executed through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The program, which is voluntary, is designed to help eligible shareholders sell their shares in a convenient and inexpensive manner. The Program is offered to registered and beneficial shareholders who hold 99 shares or less to allow them to sell all, but not less than all, of their shares or buy additional shares to increase their holdings to 100 shares (a "board lot").

Originally scheduled to expire on October 25, 2005, shareholders of record on July 25, 2005, who hold less than a board lot may sell their shares or buy additional shares to increase their holdings to a board lot without incurring brokerage commissions.

The extension is being made with the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Pool has retained Computershare Investor Services Inc. to manage the Program and to handle share transactions and payments. Questions regarding the Small Shareholders Purchase and Sales Program may be directed to Computershare toll free in Canada and the United States at 1-866-982-0311. Questions may also be submitted via the internet by emailing swpoddlot@computershare.com.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. is a publicly traded agri-business headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. Anchored by a Prairie-wide grain handling and agri-products marketing network, the Pool channels Prairie production to end-use markets in North America and around the world. These operations are complemented by agri-food processing and strategic alliances, which allow the Pool to leverage its pivotal position between Prairie farmers and destination customers. The Pool's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWP.

Contact Information

  • Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
    Bruce Seidler
    Shareholder Contact
    (306) 569-4430
    or
    Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
    Susan Cline
    Media Contact
    (306) 569-6948
    Website: www.swp.com