Village Farms Announces Annual and Special Meeting and Amendments to Shareholder Rights Plan

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Village Farms International, Inc. – VFF/VFFIF

VANCOUVER, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms") (TSX:VFF) (OTCQX:VFFIF) is pleased to announce that it will hold an annual and special meeting of shareholders on June 23, 2016 at Company's Delta 1 Greenhouse in Delta, B.C. (the "Meeting").  The record date for the purpose of determining the holders of Village Farms common shares entitled to receive notice and vote at the Meeting is May 19, 2016.

Village Farms also announces that it has amended and restated the shareholder rights plan agreement dated March 23, 2016 between Village Farms and Computershare Investor Services Inc. (the "Rights Plan"). The amendments to the Rights Plan were administrative in nature.  The amended and restated Rights Plan is currently in effect and subject to ratification by the Village Farms shareholders at the Meeting and acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.  A copy of the amended and restated Rights Plan is available under Village Farms' profile on SEDAR at

About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers in North America. This premium product as well as premium product produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers is grown in sophisticated, highly efficient and intensive agricultural greenhouse facilities located in Texas and British Columbia. Product is marketed and distributed under the Village Farms® brand primarily to retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by friendly growing methods, growing produce vegetables 365 days a year from its facilities that are healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth®.

SOURCE Village Farms International, Inc.

For further information: Stephen C. Ruffini, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Village Farms International, Inc., (407) 936-1190 ext 340.

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