Webcast Alert - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results Live on the Web

    TSX: MFI

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will report its financial
results for the Fourth Quarter and Year End on February 24, 2009. The
financial results will be released by CNW newswire service.

    What:     Maple Leaf Foods' 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
              Conference Call

    Who:      Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer
              Michael Vels, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
              Lynda J. Kuhn, Senior Vice President Communications & Consumer

    When:     February 24, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    Where:    Go to http://investor.mapleleaf.ca for webcast link
              Live over the Internet - Simply log on to the above link.

              To participate via conference call, please call 416-641-6111 /

              For those unable to participate, playback will be made
              available an hour after the event at 416-695-5800 / 800-408-
              3053 (Passcode3282092).

    If you are unable to participate, the webcast will be archived and
available on the Company's website at www.mapleleaf.com under the
Presentations & Webcasts section.

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

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28.8Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to
the broadcast, send an email to webcastsupport@tfprn.com).)

For further information:

For further information: Jeanette Jones, (416) 926-2013

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