Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.

January 28, 2010 12:04 ET

Viterra Adds to Expansion Plans in Northwest Alberta with New Retail Centre

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2010) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA)  is pleased to announce plans to build a full service retail centre in Sexsmith, Alberta. 

The facility will offer a host of Viterra products and services to area customers, including proprietary seed, fertilizer, crop protection products, ag equipment, financing and agronomic advice. It will be located on the same site as the high throughput elevator that the company is currently constructing.

"Our retail centre at Sexsmith will enable customers to access Viterra's full suite of products and services, in addition to grain handling and marketing, at one convenient location," said Doug Wonnacott, Viterra's Senior Vice-President, Agri-products. "This decision represents our ongoing commitment to enhance our service delivery model to benefit western Canadian farmers, and illustrates our confidence in what is becoming an increasingly important agricultural region of the Prairies."

The facility, approximately 25 kilometres north of Grand Prairie, will include a high throughput fertilizer plant along with a 20,000 square foot warehouse. Construction is expected to begin in the spring and scheduled for completion in fall 2010.

The company's new grain elevator is slated to open ahead of schedule this June.

About Viterra

Viterra Inc. provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agribusiness has extensive operations across Western Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with Adelaide, Australia as the base for Viterra's Southeast Asian operations. Our growing international presence also extends to operations in the United States, offices in Japan, Singapore, China and Switzerland. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit we operate in five interrelated business areas: grain handling and marketing, agri-products, food processing, feed products and financial services. Our expertise, close relationships with producers, and superior logistical assets allow the company to consistently meet the needs of the most discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill the nutritional needs of people around the world.

Contact Information

  • Viterra Inc.
    Peter Flengeris
    Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
    (306) 569-4810