Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.

July 07, 2008 16:30 ET

Viterra Names New Vice-President

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT), Canada's leading agribusiness, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Yu as Vice-President and Managing Director, Asia.

Mr. Yu comes to Viterra with an extensive background in the market development of grain and oilseeds. Since 1993 he has worked for Archer Daniels Midland, most recently serving as Corporate Vice-President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific. In that role, he was responsible for establishing and managing commercial activity in the Asian Region, which included 25 operations in China.

"We are excited to have Stephen join our team. His experience in establishing and developing business operations will help us secure new markets in Asia, allowing us to expand Viterra's expertise and bring greater value and service for our producers and end-use customers," said Mayo Schmidt, President and CEO of Viterra.

Reporting to Don Chapman, Senior Vice-President, International Grain, Mr. Yu will be working in concert with Viterra's Grain Group team to develop and implement the company's international growth platform in the Asian Region.

Mr. Yu's appointment to Viterra is effective immediately. He will be based in Singapore.

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 and services of crop inputs 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