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Media Statement: Saputo Reports an Employee Fatality at its Trenton Facility

12/15/2016 1:44 UTC

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2016) - Saputo is saddened to report an incident at our Trenton, Ontario facility. On December 15 at approximately 5 pm, a fatality occurred on one of our production lines.

We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of our deceased employee. They are in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

We immediately contacted the police and emergency services who responded to the situation.

We are cooperating fully with the authorities investigating the situation. Counselling services are being made available to employees.

About Saputo

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the third largest dairy processor in Argentina, and the fourth largest in Australia. In the US, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as SaputoAlexis de PortneufArmstrongCOONCracker Barrel*DairylandDairyStarFriendship DairiesFrigo Cheese HeadsLa PaulinaMilk2Go/Lait's GoNeilsonNutrilaitScotsburn*StellaSungoldTreasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAP".

*Trademark used under licence.

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