Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces Marketing and Distribution Agreement with Cargill

Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces Marketing and Distribution Agreement 
with Cargill 
REGINA, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Alliance Grain Traders Inc. ("AGT") announced 
that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, United Pulse Trading Inc. ("UPT"), has 
entered into an agreement with Cargill, Incorporated ("Cargill"), an 
international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and 
industrial products and services, for Cargill to be the exclusive agent for 
UPT's pulse protein ingredient products for the animal feed sector, including 
pet foods. 
The agreement is for a period of five years, with Cargill appointed as UPT's 
exclusive agent for the sales and marketing of pulse proteins in North America 
for the animal feed sector and UPT as the exclusive supplier of these 
ingredients to Cargill for this sector for the term of the agreement. 
"We are very pleased to announce this agreement with Cargill as the first for 
our pet food and branded feed ingredient platform. We have commented on a 
number of occasions that we are excited about the profile of pulses as 
ingredients for protein, fibre and starch, and many of our customers agree 
with us on this. The fact that a major company like Cargill, with their 
position in the market, concurs with us on the potential opportunities for 
pulse ingredients and have entered into this agreement with us, which 
demonstrates that this new line of business is a positive and exciting 
development for us," said Mr. Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT. 
"Whether for human consumption or for animal feed, pulses are nutrient dense, 
non-GMO, gluten-free, high protein and fibre products with a desirable 
combination and untapped potential for the global food market. We are hopeful 
that further opportunities like this will arise and that they will have a 
positive impact on our earnings as the opportunities are pursued." 
"Our agreement with Cargill is the first step towards realizing the 
opportunities that our new pulse ingredient platform provides. These 
ingredients provide added value to the pulses and staple foods products we are 
already producing and exporting around the globe. We expect that this new 
platform may assist in making AGT one of the preferred suppliers of 
ingredients critical to food companies producing branded products for feed 
applications, as Cargill is doing, and for retail and foodservice sale to 
consumers around the globe," added Mr. Huseyin Arslan, Executive Chairman of 
the AGT Board. "The size and scale of our planned operations in the food 
ingredient area, with Minot being the first facility planned to produce these 
products, we expect will assist us to capitalize on synergies from our other 
lines of business and demonstrate our strategy to grow this business unit." 
AGT, with its new Minot, North Dakota pulses ingredient processing facility 
set to begin commissioning in late first quarter 2013, is expected to commence 
production in its first North American industrial scale, pulses ingredient 
processing and production facility producing protein, fibre, starch and flour 
derived from legumes including lentils, peas, chickpeas and beans for human 
food, food ingredient and animal feed including pet food applications. Sales 
and marketing activities by Cargill covered under this agreement are expected 
to begin shortly. 
Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Profile 
Alliance Grain Traders Inc. (AGT) is a value-added pulse, staple food and 
ingredient processor for export and domestic markets. Through its offices and 
processing facilities located in some of the best agricultural growing regions 
in Canada, the U.S., Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa, merchandising 
and sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain and origination 
offices in Russia, AGT produces a full range of pulses and specialty crops 
including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and canary seed as well as food 
ingredients such as pulse flours, proteins, starches and fibres. Through its 
subsidiaries in Turkey, the Arbel Group, AGT also produces staple foods such 
as Arbella Pasta, rice, and milled wheat products, including bulgur and 
About Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, 
financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately 
held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers 
succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to sharing its 
global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and 
social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit 
Cautionary Statements 
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. The 
reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such 
information, although considered reasonable by AGT at the time of preparation, 
may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements involve known and 
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual 
results, performance or achievements of AGT (including its operating 
subsidiaries) to be materially different from any future results, performance 
or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such 
risks and uncertainties include, among others, the actual results of harvests, 
fluctuations in the price of lentils and other crops, failure of plant, 
equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents or labour 
disputes, risks relating to the integration of acquisitions or to 
international operations, as well as those factors referred to in the section 
entitled "Risk Factors" in the Annual Information Form of AGT dated March 27, 
2012 which is available on SEDAR at, and which should be 
reviewed in conjunction with this document. Although AGT has attempted to 
identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results 
to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there 
may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as 
anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that 
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and 
future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such 
statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on 
forward-looking statements. AGT expressly disclaims any intention or 
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a 
result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance 
with applicable securities laws. 
Omer Al-Katib, Investor Relations (306) 244-1318 
SOURCE: Alliance Grain Traders Inc. 
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