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In keeping with its ambition to feed the world, Olymel maintains relations with various publics, such as its business partners, customers, employees, suppliers, the media and consumers. In its communications, the company strives for the highest possible level of transparency and adheres to a policy of openness in order to ensure its choices, orientations and achievements are better understood.

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Richard Vigneault
Olymel corporative communications s.e.c.
Phone: (450) 771-0400
Cell phone: (514) 497-1385

Published 11 November 2021

YANICK GERVAIS APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF OLYMEL

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St-Hyacinthe, Thursday, November 11, 2021 — Ghislain Gervais, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Olymel, is proud to announce the appointment of Yanick Gervais as President and CEO of Olymel L.P. Yanick Gervais was chosen to succeed to Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. Given that Mr. Nadeau was unable to perform his duties, Yanick Gervais had already been appointed as interim CEO on October 7. Until now, he had held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations at Olymel and was responsible
for managing over 30 pork and poultry processing plants, mostly in Quebec but also in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. He was also overseeing the company's logistics and engineering departments.

 

Published 30 October 2021

UNIDINDON PLANT IN ST-JEAN-BAPTISTE-DE-ROUVILLE: EMPLOYEES VOTE IN FAVOUR OF A NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

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St-Jean-Baptiste-de-Rouville, Saturday, October 30, 2021 – Management at the Unidindon turkey slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in St-Jean-Baptiste-de-Rouville, in the Montérégie region, welcomes the result of the vote by the members of the Syndicat des travailleurs (ses) d'Abattoirs de volaille de St-Jean-Baptiste (CSN) in favour of a new collective agreement. The vote, held at a general assembly this morning in St-Hyacinthe, ratified by 85% the agreement reached earlier this week between union representatives and the employer after several negotiation sessions. The previous collective agreement expired last December 31, while the new 6-year agreement will expire on December 31, 2026.

Published 15 October 2021

OLYMEL ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ITS PRESIDENT AND CEO, RÉJEAN NADEAU

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St-Hyacinthe, Friday October 15, 2021 – It is with deep sadness that Olymel’s management announces the passing of its President and CEO, Réjean Nadeau. Mr. Nadeau, 71, succumbed to a sudden and virulent cancer. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Rougemont. He is survived by his children, Catherine and Frédéric; his grandchildren, Charlie-Rose, Éliam, Milo, Axel and Marly; his partner, Maryse Gauvin; his colleagues in management, as well as those Olymel employees who had the privilege of working with him. His family, who have all Olymel’s support in this difficult time, will soon announce the date and location of a memorial.

Réjean Nadeau photo officielle

Published 22 September 2021

OLYMEL POULTRY PROCESSING PLANT IN ST-DAMASE : FOLLOWING AN INVESTMENT OF OVER $30 MILLION AND 80 NEW JOBS, THE PLANT LAUNCHES NEW PRE-PACKAGING ACTIVITIES St-

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St-Hyacinthe, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – After a year of work and an investment of over $30 million, the poultry slaughterhouse and cutting plant in St-Damase in Montérégie Est has opened its new pre-packaging facilities. This major work—which enabled the plant to add additional cutting, deboning and tray packing lines, as well as install state-of-the-art equipment—was done without impacting normal operations, which is a remarkable feat. The Olymel plant in St-Damase now has the capacity to serve customers requiring high volumes of pre-packaged poultry products. Incorporating the pre-packing lines, which were previously outsourced, into the St-Damase facility will significantly reduce product handling and
transportation as well as provide tighter control over quality, order processing and logistics. This project’s completion, delivered on time, led to the creation of 80 new jobs, bringing the number of employees working at this facility to over 500.

Published 15 September 2021

OLYMEL ANNOUNCES THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF ITS PORK FURTHER PROCESSING PLANT IN HENRYVILLE EMPLOYEES INVITED TO RELOCATE WITHIN THE COMPANY

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St-Hyacinthe, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Olymel management has announced the permanent closure of its Henryville, pork further processing plant in the Montérégie region. This decision will take effect on November 12 under the provisions of Quebec's Labor Standards Act and will result in the abolition of 29 jobs. The employees affected by this decision, most of whom are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 501, were all informed this morning through a meeting and a personalized letter. All employees will be offered relocation in nearby Olymel facilities in the Montérégie region.

Published 10 September 2021

OLYMEL PORK PROCESSING PLANT IN ANGE-GARDIEN: START OF A SECOND SLAUGHTER SHIFT

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St-Hyacinthe, Friday, September 10, 2021 – Following major renovations and a $3 million investment, Olymel management today announced the start of a second slaughter shift at its hog slaughtering, cutting and boning plant in Ange-Gardien, Montérégie (formerly Agromex - F. Ménard). This addition of activities has resulted in the creation of 150 new jobs so far, bringing the number of employees working at this facility to over 700. Over 100 new positions are expected to be filled in the coming months.

Published 3 September 2021

OLYMEL AT VALLÉE-JONCTION: RESUMPTION OF SLAUGHTER OPERATIONS

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St-Hyacinthe, Friday, September 3, 2021 – Olymel management announces that hog slaughtering resumed this morning at its Vallée-Jonction slaughtering and cutting plant in Beauce. As provided for in the return to work protocol and as announced after the vote in favor of the new collective agreement, the faciliy's management recalled all employees. After the maintenance and sanitation operations that took place on September 1 and 2, the plant is gradually resuming operations with the start-up on Friday of daytime and evening slaughter shifts. The plant is expected to reach a slaughter capacity of 3,600 pigs for this first day of activity and will gradually catch up in the coming weeks to its usual slaughter capacity of 35,000 pigs per week. The company is thus beginning a gradual return to normal, with cutting activities scheduled to resume next Tuesday, after the Labor Day break. It should be remembered that the many health measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19 are still in force at the Vallée-Jonction plant as in all of Olymel's facilities.

Published 31 August 2021

OLYMEL ANNOUNCES THE RESUMPTION OF OPERATIONS AT ITS VALLÉE-JONCTION HOG SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND CUTTING PLANT IN BEAUCE

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St-Hyacinthe, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Olymel's management is pleased with the result of the vote by the members of the Olymel workers union in Vallée-Jonction (CSN) ratifying the agreement in principle and the return-to-work protocol reached on August 29. The vote was held earlier today and puts an end to the strike that began on April 28 at its hog slaughterhouse and cutting plant in Vallée-Jonction, in Beauce. The new six-year collective agreement will expire in March 2027.

Published 11 June 2021

Strike at the Olymel pork processing plant in Vallée-Jonction: Olymel defers to the conciliation process

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St-Hyacinthe, Thursday, June 10, 2021 – After learning about the statements made this afternoon by the heads of the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), Éleveurs de volailles du Québec (EVQ) and Éleveurs de porcs du Québec (EPQ) on the ongoing dispute at its hog slaughterhouse, cutting and deboning plant in Vallée-Jonction, Beauce, Olymel management would like to reiterate the facts.

Published 18 May 2021

Quebec Invests $150M in Olymel

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Saint-Hyacinthe, May 18, 2021. – The Quebec government and Investissement Québec are investing $150 million in equity in Olymel L.P. to support its development and strengthen its competitiveness. Of this amount, the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MEI) is providing $74 million through the Fonds pour la croissance des entreprises québécois (FCEQ) to enable the company to carry out projects valued at $315 million. This is the first operation
under this new fund, which is designed to support businesses whose main activities are carried out in Quebec and that have strong growth potential or are of strategic value to Quebec's
economy. For its part, Investissement Québec contributed $76 million to Olymel out of its own funds.

Published 5 February 2021

Olymel Investment and creation of 250 new jobs at Ange-Gardien

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CREATION OF 250 NEW JOBS:
OLYMEL ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT TO INCREASE PRODUCTION CAPACITY AT ITS ANGE-GARDIEN PORK PROCESSING PLANT

St-Hyacinthe, Friday, February 5, 2021 – Olymel management today announced an investment of $9 million to set up a second shift at its Ange-Gardien (formerly F.Ménard) hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in Montérégie-Est, Quebec. This investment and the new evening shift will create more than 250 new jobs and should be in operation by next September. The plant, which already employs a total of 680 people, will see that number grow to more than 900, making it one of the largest employers in the region.