Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.

March 13, 2008 16:07 ET

Viterra Completes Formal Name Change

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) today announced that it has received the necessary approvals to officially change its name to Viterra Inc.

On March 12, shareholders approved an amendment to the Articles of the Company to change the corporate name from "Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc." to "Viterra Inc.". Earlier today, Industry Canada (Corporations Canada) confirmed the Company's amendments and authorized the name change effective immediately.

The Company has been operating under the business banner "Viterra" since it launched its new brand on August 30, 2007. The ticker symbol will remain "VT".

Viterra Inc. is Canada's leading agri-business, with extensive operations and distribution capabilities across Western Canada, and with operations in the United States and Japan. The new company is diversified into sales of crop input services and equipment, grain handling and marketing, livestock feed, agri-food processing and financial products. These operations are complemented by value-added businesses and strategic alliances, which allow Viterra to leverage its pivotal position between Prairie farmers and destination customers. The Company's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VT.

Contact Information

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