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Press release from CNW Group

George Weston Limited Announces Closing of $350 Million Medium Term Notes, Series 2-A

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

George Weston Limited Announces Closing of $350 Million Medium Term Notes, Series 2-A10:03 EDT Tuesday, October 25, 2011TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (TSX:WN) announced today that it has closed its previously announced offering of $350 million of Medium Term Notes, Series 2-A.About George Weston LimitedGeorge Weston Limited is a Canadian public company founded in 1882 and through its operating subsidiaries constitutes one of North America's largest food processing and distribution groups. Weston has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited. The Weston Foods operating segment is primarily engaged in the baking industry within North America.  Loblaw is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and services.For further information: Geoffrey H. Wilson Senior Vice President, Financial Control and Investor Relations (416) 922-2500