URGENT News Advisory - Maple Leaf President and CEO to Address Media

    TSX: MFI

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods (TSX/MFI) will hold a media
briefing in conjunction with Bartor Road reopening.

    Who:      Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer

    When:     September 17, 2008 at 4 p.m. Eastern - TODAY

    Where:    16th Floor, 30 St. Clair West, Toronto ON

    How:      In person, or to participate via conference call,
              please call 416-340-2220/866-226-1793

              For those unable to participate, playback will be made
              available an hour after the event at 416-695-5800/800-408-3053
              (Passcode 3270923 followed by the pound sign).

    Registration Required:
    Please contact Caroline Spivak at 416-371-9740 to register.

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered
in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 23,000 people at its
operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and
Asia. The company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2007.

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries contact: Caroline Spivak, (416)

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