Viterra Completes Global Financing Facility

On May 18, 2010, Viterra Inc. and Viterra Ltd. (collectively, “Viterra”) entered into a Canadian/Australian syndicated facility agreement for $1.6 billion with a syndicate of financing institutions in Canada, the United States and Australia led by TD Securities and RBC Capital Markets and co-arranged by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HSBC Bank and Rabobank Nederland Canadian Branch. This facility was used to repay separate existing credit facilities in Canada and Australia and will be used to provide the necessary funding to support Viterra's global working capital requirements.

Viterra was represented in Canada by Torys LLP with a team consisting of Tom Zverina, Nadine Rockman Katz and Nina Mansoori and in Australia by Minter Ellison with a team consisting of Mark Montes, Suzanne Keady and Alex Mezhvinsky.

The lenders were represented in Canada by McCarthy Tétrault LLP with a team that consisted of Stephen Furlan, Ana Badour, Sheizana Murji and Jennifer McGoey and in Australia by Clayton Utz with a team consisting of Geoff Geha, Bradley Allen and Anne-Marie Cropley.