Canadian Manufacturing

Maple Leaf Foods to separate pork business into independent public company

by CM Staff   

Manufacturing Operations Food & Beverage food and beverage Manufacturing Maple Leaf Foods operations pork business

The transaction is expected to be completed in 2025.

MISSISSAUGA — Maple Leaf Foods plans to split the business into two independent public companies. It’ll spin off its pork business into a new publicly traded company. And Maple Leaf will be a more focused brand-led CPG company.

Curtis Frank, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, said, “As separate companies, Maple Leaf Foods and the new pork company will each have exciting prospects, a sharpened execution focus with its own dedicated management team, and the financial independence to pursue its own value creation strategy, all with an uncompromising commitment to safety and sustainability.”

Maple Leaf Foods will retain a 19.9 per cent ownership position in the new pork company, and the two companies will enter into an evergreen pork supply agreement.

Maple Leaf Foods will continue to be led by Curtis Frank, president and CEO; Adam Grogan, president and COO; and David Smales, CFO. The new pork company will be led by Dennis Organ, incoming CEO of the new pork company.

“This is the right transaction at the right time as we move forward with our sustainability vision, seeking to create value for all stakeholders,” said Michael H McCain, executive chair of Maple Leaf Foods. “Under Curtis’ leadership, Maple Leaf Foods is on a path to deliver best-in-class consumer packaged goods performance, while the new pork company, under the leadership of Dennis, will be unleashed to leverage its unique capabilities and industry-leading performance to take advantage of new prospects for growth.”

The transaction, which is subject to shareholder approval, is expected to be completed in 2025.


Stories continue below

Print this page

Related Stories