Thompsons Limited Names New President

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Thompsons Limited announces today it 
has named Dawn D. Betancourt as President of Thompsons Limited. In this 
capacity, Dawn will oversee the company, reporting to a board of directors 
comprised of representatives from both The Andersons, Inc., and Lansing Trade 
Group LLC, co-owners of Thompsons Limited. 
Betancourt is a 27-year veteran of The Andersons, Inc., having served in a 
variety of capacities in the Grain Group. She began her career as a grain 
merchandiser and managed the company's Indiana grain operations before being 
named as director of sales for the Grain Group in 2008. She most recently 
served as Vice President of the Western Region before being named Interim 
President of Thompsons Limited in July. 
"Lansing has been impressed with Dawn's ability to assume the top leadership 
role in the organization," says Bill Krueger, Lansing Trade Group President. 
"Dawn's vision will serve the customers, employees and shareholders well as we 
implement our strategy going forward." 
Denny Addis, Grain Group President for The Andersons, Inc., adds, "With a deep 
knowledge of the industry and proven leadership skills, Dawn is the ideal 
choice for this role. Dawn has effectively guided the transition for the 
Thompsons Limited team and we are confident in her ability to cultivate and 
lead the integrated business team to drive the organization's growth and 
future success." 
Betancourt earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Michigan State 
University, East Lansing, Mich.  Subsequently she earned an Executive MBA from 
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
She is a member of the National Grain and Feed Association, previously serving 
on the association's Country Elevator Committee for six years. 
About Thompsons Limited Established in 1924, Thompsons is an integrated 
supplier of value-added agricultural products and services to growers in 
Ontario, Minnesota and North Dakota and to food processing customers 
worldwide. Thompsons owns and operates 12 elevators, 11 retail farm centers, 2 
seed processing plants, 5 bean processing plants and a wheat processing plant. 
 For more information, visit Thompsons Limited online at

SOURCE  Thompsons Limited 
Terry Kohler, Chief Financial Officer, 519-676-5411, 
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