Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
TSX : SWP

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.

March 17, 2005 17:03 ET

The Pool Enhances Marketing and Operational Strengths with Key Executive Appointment


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FOR: SASKATCHEWAN WHEAT POOL

TSX SYMBOL: SWP.NV.B

MARCH 17, 2005 - 17:03 ET

The Pool Enhances Marketing and Operational Strengths
with Key Executive Appointment

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005) - Saskatchewan
Wheat Pool (TSX:SWP.NV.B) today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert
Miller to the Pool's management team as the Vice-President of
Merchandizing for the Grain Group. Reporting to the Senior
Vice-President, Fran Malecha, Mr. Miller will be responsible for all
aspects of the Pool's merchandizing and transportation functions
including risk management, commodity marketing and logistics.

Mr. Miller joins the Pool from General Mills, where he held the position
of senior merchandizing manager for their Grain Operations in
Minneapolis. He has spent over 25 years in agri-business and has a
diverse background in all areas including freight and logistics
management, agri-products, country elevator management and grain
merchandizing.

In making the announcement, Senior Vice-President, Fran Malecha says Mr.
Miller's extensive grain merchandizing experience will bring additional
leadership to the Pool as the company strives to achieve an optimal
balance between profitability, market share and customer service. "Bob
will be a key player in the Canadian agriculture industry. His skill set
will complement our merchandizing group and his leadership and
relationships within the agricultural marketplace and within the
processing industry will facilitate the development of new strategic
market opportunities for the Pool," says Malecha.

Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Schmidt, added, "The Canadian grain
industry continues to undergo immense challenge and our ability to
employ our market leadership will be strengthened by the addition of Mr.
Miller. I am confident that his expertise will drive additional value to
the Pool and its customer base and strengthen our ability to originate
quality products from our farm customers and position those products
strategically in the domestic and export markets."

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 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 that
allow the Pool to leverage its pivotal position between Prairie farmers
and destination customers. The Pool's Class B shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWP.NV.B.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
    Susan Cline
    Investor Relations & Communications
    (306) 569-6948