SunOpta to Present at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference

SunOpta to Present at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference

TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. ("SunOpta" or the
"Company") (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) today announced that Steve Bromley, Chief
Executive Officer, and Robert McKeracher, Vice President & Chief Financial
Officer, will present at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference in Miami, FL
on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live, and a replay will
be available until Thursday, January 31, 2013 on the investor relations
section of the Company's website at www.sunopta.com.

About SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on natural, organic and
specialty foods products. The company specializes in sourcing, processing and
packaging of natural and organic food products, integrated from seed through
packaged products; with a focus on strategically vertically integrated
business models. The Company's core natural and organic food operations focus
on value-added grains, fiber and fruit based product offerings, supported by a
global infrastructure. The company has two non-core holdings, a 66.2%
ownership position in Opta Minerals Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange, a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly
industrial materials; and a minority ownership position in Mascoma
Corporation, an innovative biofuels company.

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CONTACT: For further information, please contact:
        
         SunOpta Inc.
        
         Robert McKeracher, 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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