Viterra Inc.

Viterra Inc.

May 18, 2010 16:20 ET

Viterra Recognizes Employee Safety Achievements

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT)(ASX:VTA) is pleased to announce it has reached two significant safety milestones in its western Canadian operations.

In Viterra's Agri-products division, employees have successfully accumulated over one million hours with no lost time incidents. This represents 190 consecutive working days from September 22, 2009 to March 31, 2010 and includes over 1,400 employees working at Viterra's 269 agri-products sites across Western Canada.

Employees at Viterra's oat milling facility in Barrhead, Alberta celebrated a safety accomplishment of their own, reaching 3,000 consecutive working days with no lost time incidents, which equates to eight years or over 400,000 working hours.

"These accomplishments illustrate the teamwork and dedication of our employees, keeping safety top of mind as they provide our customers with quality service and products. Viterra is committed to the highest standards of safety, and it is our employees who prove this through their daily work. It is a significant component of our reputation as a safe and reliable provider of food ingredients, and as a responsible corporate citizen," said Mayo Schmidt, President and CEO of Viterra.

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 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