06.07.07

6.7.2007: Meldung: SunOpta Adds Additional Strategic Partners to Its Banking Syndicate

SunOpta Inc. announced that they have completed an expansion of their existing credit facilities and have added Rabobank and HSBC Bank to its banking syndicate. As part of this facility expansion, SunOpta has increased its available operating lines of credit by $30 million and added a $20 million acquisition facility available for future strategic acquisition or internal growth opportunities. The additional operating line replaces other credit facilities that were consolidated earlier in the year and increases operating line availability to approximately $85 million under one credit agreement. SunOpta also has term debt outstanding under this facility of approximately $54 million.

Bank of Montreal will continue to act as the agent bank for the facility and a majority of the term debt will continue to be held by three life insurance companies.

John Dietrich, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SunOpta commented, "the addition of HSBC and Rabobank strengthens our syndicate by adding two very well regarded multinational banks that have numerous resources, capabilities and relationships in many of the countries where we currently source product or are exploring future strategic alliances. We expect that these relationships will be critical to SunOpta"s future growth which is expected to include expansion beyond North America."

About SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc. is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food, supplements and health and beauty markets. The Company has three business units: the SunOpta Food Group, which specializes in sourcing, processing and distribution of natural and organic food products integrated from seed through packaged products; the Opta Minerals Group, a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials; and the SunOpta BioProcess Group which engineers and markets proprietary steam explosion technology systems for the pulp, bio-fuel and food processing industries. Each of these business units has proprietary products and services that give it a solid competitive advantage in its sector.

For further information
SunOpta Inc. Jeremy N. Kendall, Chairman Steve Bromley, President & CEO Joseph Riz, Executive Vice President John Dietrich, Vice President & CFO Susan Wiekenkamp, Information Officer Tel: 905-455-2528, ext 103 susan.wiekenkamp@sunopta.com Website: www.sunopta.com
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