Viterra Inc.
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Viterra Inc.

May 24, 2011 12:23 ET

Viterra Partners With the Canadian Food Grains Bank to Fight Global Hunger

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA) is pleased to announce it has donated over $100,000 of crop inputs to support 45 growing projects across Western Canada that raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The in-kind donations, which include seed, fertilizer and crop protection products, will be used to plant a wide variety of crops such as wheat, durum, barley, canola and flax this year. A total of 5,400 acres will be seeded as a result of Viterra's contribution this year.

Once harvested, the growing projects will sell the crops and send the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank, which will use the money to provide food, agricultural assistance and nutrition programs in the developing world.

"As a global food ingredients Company, Viterra understands and recognizes the need to lend its ongoing support to organizations such as the Foodgrains Bank that provide agricultural assistance worldwide. We are proud to be partnered with them in the fight against global hunger, and commend the volunteers in communities across Western Canada who participate by growing healthy crops," said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra's President and CEO.

Since 2001, Viterra has donated in excess of $600,000 in crop inputs to support Foodgrains Bank growing projects.

Founded in 1983, the goal of the Foodgrains Bank is to enable Canadians to share their resources to end global hunger. It does this by responding to food emergencies and disasters, by helping people produce food for themselves, and by increasing and deepening the involvement of Canadians in efforts to end hunger. Each year the Foodgrains Bank provides about $35 million of assistance to over two million people in the developing world.

For more information, or to get involved, please visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca.

About Viterra

Viterra provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agri-business has extensive operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. 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 processing. Viterra's 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.

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    Peter Flengeris
    Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
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