SunOpta Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results Release and Conference Call

SunOpta Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results Release and
Conference Call

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. ("SunOpta" or the
"Company") (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) announced today that it will issue its
financial results for the third quarter 2013 on November 5, 2013, after the
close of the stock markets.

The Company plans to host a conference call at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to discuss the third quarter financial results and
recent corporate developments. After opening remarks, there will be a question
and answer period. This conference call can be accessed via a link at the
Company's website at To listen to the live call over the
Internet, please go to the Company's website at least 15 minutes early to
register, download and install any necessary audio software. Additionally, the
call may be accessed with the toll free dial-in number (877) 312-9198 or
international dial-in number (631) 291-4622. If you are unable to listen live,
the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90
days at the Company's website.

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 66.1%
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.

The SunOpta Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT: SunOpta Inc.
         Susan Wiekenkamp, Information Officer
         Tel: 905-455-2528, ext 103

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