March 27, 2012

To Our Valued Customers,

Recently, a large foreign multi-national corporation announced the proposed purchase of Viterra. This change may cause some to be concerned about the future of grain handling in Western Canada. I am writing to assure you that the Paterson family remains fully committed to agriculture across the Prairies and far reaching markets.

My great grandfather started serving Canadian farmers in the 1800s and for well over a century, our company has been a vital part of the Western Canadian landscape. Our Canadian family-owned company continues to expand its presence on the Prairies, as well as internationally. We are optimistic about the future and growing our relationships with our valued customers at home and around the world.

We look forward to serving you this upcoming growing season and for many years to come.



Andrew B. Paterson,

President & Chief Executive Officer