Lassonde Honoured During Canada Awards for Excellence

Company wins Gold Trophy - Healthy Workplace® Category

ROUGEMONT, QC, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pride that Lassonde Industries Inc., and its A. Lassonde Inc. division, accept today the Gold Trophy - Healthy Workplace®, as part of the Canada Awards for Excellence event. Given once a year, these awards recognize the remarkable achievements of Canadian organizations operating in various fields, as well as their efforts in helping to support and promote both physical and mental health.

"We are immensely happy to receive this award, as it celebrates a corporate culture of which we are very proud, said Jean Gattuso, Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. We share this honour with all our employees, as it really belongs to them. Our corporate culture is based on innovation and excellence and, in our current competitive landscape, our employees are our most precious asset, forming Lassonde's very backbone. We are strongest together and aim to stay healthy, just like our consumers. This is what ensures our company's continued success."

The Healthy Workplace® award stems from the Canadian program of the same name, managed by Excellence Canada and created in collaboration with Canada Health and health and wellness professionals. The award was presented by the Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellence His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Excellence Canada is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to help public and private companies to implement excellence programs.

About Lassonde Industries Inc.

Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a wide range of fruit and vegetable juices and drinks marketed under recognized brands such as Everfresh, Fairlee, Flavür, Fruité, Graves, Oasis and Rougemont.

Lassonde is the second-largest producer of store brand ready-to-drink fruit juices and drinks in the United States and a major producer of cranberry juices, drinks and sauces.

Lassonde also markets specialty food products under recognized trademarks such as Antico and Canton. The Company imports and markets selected wines from various countries of origin and manufactures apple ciders and wine-based beverages.

The Company produces superior quality products through the efforts of some 2,000 people working in 14 plants across Canada and the United States. To learn more, visit


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Lassonde Industries Inc.

Stefano Bertolli
Vice-President, Communications
Lassonde Industries Inc.
450-469-4926, ext. 10265

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