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Forward Looking Statements

 

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, AGT's growth opportunities, the completion of the referenced transactions, our originating options, production in Canada and expected synergies. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by AGT at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of AGT (including its operating subsidiaries) to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the actual results of harvests, fluctuations in the price of lentils and other crops, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents or labour disputes, risks relating to the integration of acquisitions or to international operations, as well as those factors referred to in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Annual Information Form of AGT dated March 27, 2015 which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and which should be reviewed in conjunction with this document. Although AGT has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  AGT expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

* Non-IFRS Financial Measures

* Non-IFRS Financial Measures 
*EBITDA (Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization), Adjusted EBITDA* (Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, one time acquisition costs and any effects of non-cash foreign exchange adjustment) and Adjusted Net Earnings* (Earnings before any effects of one time acquisition costs and non-cash foreign exchange adjustments) are financial measures used by many investors to compare companies on the basis of operating results, asset value and the ability to incur and service debt.  Management believes that EBITDA*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings* are important measures in evaluating the performance of AGT and in determining whether to invest in AGT.  However EBITDA*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings* are not recognized earnings measures under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are not intended to represent cash flow or results of operations in accordance with IFRS.  Therefore, EBITDA*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings* may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.  Investors are cautioned that EBITDA*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings* should not be construed as alternatives to net earnings or loss or cash flows determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of AGT’s performance or liquidity.  For a reconciliation of net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS to EBITDA*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings*, see the table on page 35 in the management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 available under AGT's profile on www.sedar.com and on the AGT web site at www.alliancegrain.com.

 *AGT provides some non-IFRS measures as supplementary information that Management believes may be useful to investors to explain AGT's financial results. These non-IFRS measures include Adjusted Gross Profit* (gross profit plus depreciation in cost of sales and finance income), Adjusted EBITDA* (earnings before finance expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, restructuring costs and any effects of non-cash, non-recurring and other costs and foreign exchange adjustment), Adjusted Net Earnings* and Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share* (earnings before any effects of non-cash, non-recurring and other costs, restructuring costs and foreign exchange adjustments), Net Debt* (bank indebtedness, short term financing and long term debt less cash) and Net Working Capital* (current assets less current liabilities). Adjusted Net Earnings* and Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share* do not include the tax effect of non-cash, non-recurring and other costs and foreign exchange. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA*, Adjusted Net Earnings* and Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share*, Net Debt* and Net Working Capital* are important indicators of AGT’s ability to generate liquidity through operating cash flow to fund future working capital needs, service outstanding debt and fund future capital expenditures and uses the metric for this purpose. The exclusion of non-cash and foreign exchange adjustments eliminates the non-cash impact on Adjusted EBITDA*, Adjusted Net Earnings* and Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share*. Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings*, Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share*, Net Debt* and Net Working Capital* are also used by investors and analysts for the purpose of valuing AGT. The intent of these measures is to provide additional useful information to investors and analysts and the measure does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. Adjusted Gross Profit*, Adjusted EBITDA* and Adjusted Net Earnings*, Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share*, Net Debt* and Net Working Capital* should therefore not be considered in isolation or used as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* to EBITDA (earnings before finance expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) and of net earnings (loss) determined in accordance with IFRS to Adjusted EBITDA*, Adjusted Net Earnings* and Adjusted Net Earnings Per Share*, see the table on page 42 in the related management’s discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

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