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Olymel invests in dynamic, growing Ontario chicken industry

BURLINGTON, ON – November 30, 2018 – Olymel L.P., a leader in the production, processing and distribution of poultry products in Canada, recently announced the closing of transaction for the acquisition of Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc., a long-standing and well-established poultry processor in Ontario.

“The Board welcomes this announcement and what it means for the chicken business in Ontario,” said Ed Benjamins, Chair, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO). “As our industry continues to grow and evolve, our processor-customers are continually making strategic investments in the future and are committed to meeting the evolving demands of today’s consumer.” 

Both Olymel and Pinty’s have been working closely with the CFO Board to ensure a successful and streamlined transition. There are 65 family-run chicken farms in Ontario that raise chickens to supply the local Pinty’s processing plant in Port Colborne, Ontario. Going forward, Pinty’s and Olymel will continue their activities independently and Pinty's will continue to serve its current customers and meet the dynamic needs of the Ontario poultry industry.

“We welcome Olymel to the Ontario chicken industry,” stated Rob Dougans, President and CEO, Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “Olymel has been very transparent about their commitment to innovation, food quality, food safety, animal welfare, and their workplace and the communities in which they serve. These values are synergistically aligned with CFO’s corporate mandate and strategic vision.”

Press Statement by Réjean Nadeau, President and CEO, Olymel:

“Olymel is proud to welcome Pinty's employees and to continue the adventure that began more than 70 years ago by the Vanderlaan and Pintwala families who built a solid Ontario-based company that has become a gold standard in the Canadian poultry industry. We will continue this tradition while adding Olymel’s experience and expertise and continuing the success of Pinty’s brands in the Canadian market.”

Press Statement by Jack Vanderlaan, Chair of the Board, Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc.:

"Since last June, our two companies have had ample opportunity to get to know each other better and share their visions of the future. I am confident that Pinty's employees will recognize themselves in Olymel, a major Canadian company that has become a leader in its field in Canada in just a quarter of a century. With a Canada-wide presence and expertise in the processing and marketing of high-quality poultry products, Olymel will be able to breathe new life into Pinty’s, to the benefit of our employees and suppliers as well as our clients and consumers.”