TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (TSX: WN) ("Weston")
announced that it has filed and received a receipt for a final base
shelf prospectus. The shelf prospectus has been filed with the
securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada.
This filing enables George Weston Limited to offer up to $1.5 billion
of debt securities (unsecured) and preferred shares from time to time
over a 25-month period from the date of the shelf prospectus. Any
issue of securities under the shelf prospectus will require the filing
of a prospectus supplement that will include the specific terms of the
securities being offered. The shelf prospectus was filed to provide
George Weston Limited with efficient access to Canadian capital
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction.
About George Weston Limited
George Weston Limited is one of North America's largest food processing
and distribution groups operating in two segments: baking through
Weston Foods, and food and general merchandise distribution through
Loblaw Companies Limited.
SOURCE George Weston Limited
For further information:
Geoffrey H. Wilson
Senior Vice President,
Financial Control and Investor Relations