Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces CDN$300 Million Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces CDN$300 Million Senior Secured Credit 
REGINA,SK, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Alliance Grain Traders Inc. 
("AGT")announcedtoday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Pulse 
Processors Inc.("APP"), hasenteredinto an aggregate amount ofCDN$300 
million credit facilities with The Bank of Nova Scotia and a syndicate 
ofsixother lenders:HSBC Bank Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 
Farm Credit Canada, Alberta Treasury Branches, Export Development Canada and 
ICICI Bank Canada. The credit facilities includes an aggregate amount 
ofCDN$270 million senior secured credit facilities and aCDN$30 million 
accordion that increases the size of the facilities toCDN$300 million. 
"We are pleased to announce these new credit facilities, which we feel 
continues to show the strength of our business and balance sheet. The 
initiatives we have undertakento strengthen our businessin this difficult 
credit environment and the success we have been able to demonstrate based 
ontheir implementationhave allowed us to continue to work with 
existinglendersand expand that group to include new partnersto arrange 
this newfinancing," said Mr. Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT. "We 
will continue to use our credit facilities as appropriate to drive our asset 
and global growth plans and buildon the confidence our lenders have shown 
inour business, our management teamand our strategy. AGT is focused on 
the implementation of our strategy to utilize our existing asset base to 
develop sales in our staple foods and ingredients business. We have capital, 
markets and capacity. That gives us the capability to drive earnings and 
value for our shareholders." 
"As a company, we have been focused on strengthening our credit availability 
from our lenders around the globe, using our strong balance sheet to satisfy 
our borrowing requirements. These new credit facilities continue to refine and 
solidifyour working capitaland financing requirementsinCanada, the 
U.S. and Australia. Our Management will continue to focus on efficient 
management of our working capital. Inventory turns, receivable collection and 
reduction of AGT's overall cash cycle are the subjects of many management 
initiatives. Availability of longer-term working capital and financing is an 
essential element of our plan to boost utilization of our global footprint, 
leading to earnings improvements. We are pleased with our partners on these 
facilitiesand welcome our new lending partners," added Mr. Huseyin Arslan, 
Executive Chairman of AGT. 
The credit facilities will be used for general corporate purposes as well as 
to consolidate APP's existing bank creditfacilities and contains financing 
tranches that may be utilized for future permitted acquisitions and capital 
expenditures as set forth in the credit facilities. The new facilities have 
maturity dates ofJanuary24,2016which maybe extended at the request 
of APPfor one-year periodswith the consent of the syndicate and are 
subject to certain other terms and conditions. 
The terms of the credit facilitiesinclude customary conditions, events of 
default, covenants and representations and warranties. The credit facilities 
are guaranteed by AGT and a select number ofits direct andindirect 
wholly-owned subsidiaries. Scotia Capital served as Lead Arranger and 
Bookrunner, with The Bank of Nova Scotia acting asAdministrationAgent. 
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 
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. 
Investor Relations Omer Al-Katib (306) 244-1318 
SOURCE: Alliance Grain Traders Inc. 
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