<p class="text-heading">March 8, 2018</p><p><strong>BROADGRAIN COMMODITIES IS PROUD TO BE A GOLD STANDARD WINNER IN 2018, AND HAS BEEN A CANADA&rsquo;S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES WINNER SINCE 2015!!</strong></p> <p>Toronto, ON- March 8, 2018- For the fourth year in a row, BroadGrain Commodities Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies in 2018. The Best Managed Program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.</p> <p>Now in its 25th year, Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies is one of the country&rsquo;s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.</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 $700 million dollars and annual volume over 1.8 million metric tonnes. BroadGrain is headquartered in Toronto, with principal domestic trading offices in Stratford, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The BroadGrain group of companies has international offices located in Jordan, Nigeria, China, Argentina and UAE. 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>&ldquo;Being amongst the best in class requires more than financial performance,&rdquo; said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies program &ldquo;Achieving sustained growth and strong overall business performance is the result of the combined efforts and commitment of the entire organization.&rdquo;</p> <p>Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.</p> <p>2018 winners of the Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today&rsquo;s business leaders.</p> <p>&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 our growth.</p> <p>Employee-led initiatives will continue to drive BroadGrain&rsquo;s expansion and build on our strength throughout core markets.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.</p> <p><strong>About Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies</strong></p> <p>Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 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 four levels: 1) Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada&rsquo;s Best Managed Companies 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 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit</p> <p>For further information, please contact:</p> <p><br /></p> <p>Diana Naguib<br />BroadGrain Commodities Inc.<br />416-504-0070 ext 310<br /></p>