SunOpta Scheduled to Attend Scotiabank Back to School Conference on September 17, 2013

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| Source: SunOpta Inc.

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. ("SunOpta" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) announced today that Steve Bromley, Chief Executive Officer will attend the Scotiabank Back to School Conference in Toronto, ON on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, and will present at approximately 3:20 pm ET.

The presentation will be available to interested parties via a live audio webcast. The webcast will be available via the "Investors" tab on the Company's website at www.sunopta.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived online for 30 days.

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.

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For further information, please contact:

SunOpta Inc.

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

Website:  www.sunopta.com