RICHARDSON DONATES $1.65 MILLION TO SUPPORT 70 COMMUNITIES IN 2015

Winnipeg, Alaska, CANADA


WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson International Limited is proud to help build stronger communities across Canada. Through the Richardson Foundation, Richardson donated $1.65 million to support 70 different community projects and initiatives in 2015.

"Supporting and investing in our communities is an important part of our business and who we are," says Curt Vossen, President and CEO of Richardson International. "Richardson has a long legacy of giving back and we are proud to do our part to help build stronger communities across the country."

Every year, Richardson donates well over $1 million to support a wide variety of community projects and organizations. From recreation centres and volunteer fire departments to community halls and curling clubs, Richardson has a long history of funding community activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Richardson operates.

Donations are made possible through the Richardson Foundation, the giving arm of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and affiliated companies. Richardson is proud to help support initiatives that have demonstrated support and funding from the local community.

"We want to partner with community organizations to help them build that ball park, playground or splash pad that will enhance their community and make it even stronger," says Vossen. "At Richardson, we are proud to be truly invested in the places that our customers and employees call home."

Interested applicants are asked to submit detailed written proposals outlining the scope, budget and community impact of the project to their local Richardson or Richardson Pioneer location for consideration. Based on recommendations from these locations, proposals are reviewed by the Board of Trustees of the Richardson Foundation, which meets three times a year.

Richardson International is proud to be truly invested in Canadian agriculture. As Canada's largest agribusiness, Richardson is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.
 

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CONTACT:Tracey Shelton
         Director, Corporate Communications
         (204) 934-5169 or 799-2838 (cell)
         Tracey.Shelton@Richardson.ca
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