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BROADGRAIN NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES, FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

<p class="text-heading">March 9, 2016</p><p>For the second year in a row, BroadGrain Commodities is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies in 2015.&nbsp; The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.&nbsp;</p> <p>BroadGrain&rsquo;s CEO, Zaid Qadoumi, stated that &ldquo;Our success is the result of our most valuable asset, our people. We have and will continue to cultivate and develop our most capable talent, which will lead us through the next phase of&nbsp;our growth. Employee-led initiatives will continue to drive BroadGrain&rsquo;s expansion and build on our strength throughout core markets.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies Program said: &ldquo;I would like to recognize the entire efforts of BroadGrain Commodities. It takes a dedicated effort from an entire team to focus on a core vision, create stakeholder value and excel in the global economy to achieve this level of success.&rdquo;</p> <p>BroadGrain Commodities Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian corporation focused on domestic Canadian grain handling and international grain trading with annual revenues exceeding $600 million dollars and annual volume over 1.5 million metric tonnes. BroadGrain is headquartered in Toronto, with principal domestic trading offices in Stratford, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.&nbsp; The BroadGrain group of companies has international offices located in Jordan, Ukraine, France, Nigeria, China and UAE.&nbsp; The company has elevator and processing assets in Seaforth and Brinston, Ontario, and a processing facility in Dafoe, Saskatchewan, and its African subsidiary has a processing facility in Kano, Nigeria.</p> <p>About Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on five levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for their 4th consecutive year); 4) Gold Standard requalified&nbsp;winner (Award recipients that have applied and successfully retained their Gold Standard designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 5) Platinum Club member (Winners have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.</p> <p>Contact:<br />Sonja Parhar-Saroya<br />Director, Communications<br />BroadGrain Commodities Inc.<br />416-504-0070 Ext: 335<br />Sonja.Parhar-Saroya@broadgrain.com</p>