Viterra Inc.
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Viterra Inc.

June 27, 2011 11:07 ET

Viterra Commits $100,000 to North American Flood Assistance

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA) has launched a North American Flood Assistance Program to provide community-based flood assistance to communities that have been affected by the 2011 spring flooding in Western Canada and the United States.

Mayo Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer said: "We recognize that throughout much of Western Canada moisture and growing conditions are very good and could result in significant yields. However, despite the fact that the vast majority of western Canadian producers are off to a very promising start, a number of communities in Southeast Saskatchewan, Southern Manitoba, North Dakota and the U.S. Midwest have been impacted by spring flooding. Viterra operates in hundreds of rural communities throughout North America, and we want to ensure that while we work to optimize the crop invesments of farmers who are having a great season, we also commit to doing what we can to support those communities that have been affected by the recent flooding."

Viterra's $100,000 North American Flood Assistance program is geared towards helping the communities in which the Company is located restore infrastructure, equipment, and community services. Projects must benefit entire communities, and grant applications will be assessed on the quality of the lasting community benefit.

Further details about the 2011 North American Flood Assistance Program, including selection criteria and the application form will be available on June 29, 2011 at www.viterra.com.

Applications will close August 15, 2011.

About Viterra

Viterra Inc. provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agribusiness has extensive operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, with Adelaide, Australia as the base for Viterra's Southeast Asian operations. Our growing international presence also extends to offices in Japan, Singapore, China, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Germany and India. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we operate in three distinct businesses: grain handling and marketing, agri-products, and value-added processing. 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
    www.viterra.com