Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
TSX : SWP

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.

July 26, 2005 08:50 ET

Pool Announces Small Shareholders Purchase and Sales Program

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - July 26, 2005) - Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. (TSX:SWP) is conducting a program for 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"). 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 100 shares without incurring brokerage commissions. The sale of shares will be executed through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The program, which is voluntary, will expire on October 25, 2005, unless extended by the Pool. It is designed to help eligible shareholders sell their shares in a convenient and inexpensive manner. Information regarding the program and participation documents will be mailed to eligible registered holders on or about July 28, 2005, and will be made available to eligible beneficial shareholders through their stockbroker, custodian bank or nominee.

The Pool is pleased to offer this program to its shareholders. However, the company makes no recommendation on whether an eligible shareholder should participate in the program. That decision should be based upon a shareholder's particular financial circumstances. Shareholders may wish to consult their broker or financial advisor as to the advisability of participating in the program.

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 - Investor Contact
    Colleen Vancha
    Investor Relations and Communications
    (306) 569-4782
    or
    Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. - Media Relations Contact
    Susan Cline
    Investor Relations and Communications
    (306) 569-6948
    Website: www.swp.com