Jean Gattuso, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winner of the 2007 Premio Award (Business Category) Awarded by the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (CIBPA)



    ROUGEMONT, QC, March 16 /CNW Telbec/ - A. Lassonde Inc., a Canadian
leader in the development, production, and marketing of fruit and vegetable
juices and drinks, is pleased to announce that Jean Gattuso, President and
Chief Executive Officer, will be honoured on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the
gala of the eighth edition of the CIBPA Premio Awards at a downtown Montreal
hotel.
    Jean Gattuso will receive the 2007 Premio Award (Business category), an
award intended to formally recognize those individuals whose achievements have
earned them distinction and brought honour to the Canadian Italian community
in Quebec.
    In addition to nearly 20 years at A. Lassonde Inc., Jean Gattuso
previously worked for other food manufacturers and has acquired vast
experience in the agri-food sector, contributing to the industry's growth both
inside and outside Quebec.
    He is also continuously involved in a number of associations among which
are the Food Institute of Canada, the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire
du Québec, and the Canadian Horticultural Council. As well, he is an ardent
supporter of social causes, among them, the Fondation Docteur Maurice-Bertrand
and Tel-jeunes.
    A. Lassonde Inc. congratulates Jean Gattuso for the recognition brought
by this award, a recognition that reflects upon all of his colleagues as well.


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For further information:

For further information: Mario Allaire, A. Lassonde Inc., (450)
469-4926, ext. 265

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