Connors Bros. Income Fund Announces Reopening of Augusta, Georgia Factory

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN) today
announced that one of its subsidiaries, Castleberry's Food Company, has
received written notification that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have approved the re-opening of its
Augusta, Georgia factory following a temporary closure. The factory closure
was announced on March 11, 2008 while Castleberry's made certain process
modifications and answered questions from the FDA regarding the factory
operations. The factory is scheduled to begin production by Monday, March 31,

    Forward Looking Statements

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release constitute forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words
"anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project",
"should", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. These statements are based on, but not limited to,
management's assessment of such factors as expected consumer demand, resource
supply, and competitive environment. These statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those described in
the Annual Information Form of the Fund under Risk Factors that may cause
actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such
forward-looking statements. The Fund believes the expectations reflected in
the forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given
that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking
statements included in, or incorporated by reference into, this news release
should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date
of this news release. In particular, this news release contains
forward-looking statements pertaining to distributable cash and distributions
per unit. The Fund does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by securities laws.

    About Connors

    Connors Bros. Income Fund indirectly owns, through its subsidiaries, a
100% interest in Clover Leaf Seafoods, L.P. and Bumble Bee Foods, LLC.
Together, these two operating companies comprise North America's largest
branded seafood company, offering a full line of canned tuna, salmon, sardine
and specialty seafood products, marketed under leading brands including Clover
Leaf(R), Bumble Bee(R), Brunswick(R), Snow's(R) and Beach Cliff(R), as well as
a full-line of canned chicken and canned meat products in the U.S. under the
American Originals (TM), Castleberry's(R), and Sweet Sue(R) brand names. For
further information, please visit the Fund's website at
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For further information:

For further information: Investor information: Kent McNeil, Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (858) 715-4076; Media Contact:
Della Sweetman, Fleishman-Hillard (619) 200-0436; Doug McGraw,
Fleishman-Hillard, (212) 453-2202

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