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Acquisition of Plant Science Inc.

Posted: May 20, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB – Brett-Young Seeds Limited is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Plant Science Inc. of Gormley, Ontario.

The combination of Plant Science’s innovation-driven fertilizer and control products business with BrettYoung represents another important step in BrettYoung’s plan to bring its customercentered, solutions-based model to Ontario golf, turf and reclamation markets. This investment builds on BrettYoung’s 2015 acquisition of Master’s Turf Supply Ltd. and its recent investment in new warehousing and logistics facilities in Clifford, Ontario.

“We’re excited about what this means for our ability to better serve the needs of our customers in Ontario and beyond.  It is another indication of our commitment to enabling our customers’ success” says Travis Unger, Vice President for BrettYoung’s Professional Turf and Reclamation business unit.

Rob Field, President of Plant Science, adds “The combined team from our two companies operating as one, with our collective portfolio of innovative solutions and a shared philosophy of building meaningful relationships with decision makers, represents an exciting opportunity for our customers.”

For the next several months both Plant Science and BrettYoung will continue to operate as they have in past and customers are invited to rely on their current sales representative to deliver the same outstanding products and service as previously. More information about the exciting integration of these two companies will be shared with our partners over the coming weeks and months.

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 About BrettYoung

BrettYoung is a privately owned company with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history, we employ approximately 170 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for export to 40 countries around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and Lallemand® biological growth promoting technology, BioBoost®, for canola and soybeans; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets in Canada.

 About Plant Science

Established in June 2003, Plant Science, Inc. is a research and development company, dedicated to the development and innovation of environmental technology for professional sports turf fertilizer products. Plant Science is committed to the development of technologies that recognize modern turf management techniques and exceed customer expectations. Our developmental process is dependent on a stringent set of scientific criteria as set out by leading turf universities.

For more information about this announcement contact:

Travis Unger
BrettYoung
Toll Free: 1-800-359-5503
www.brettyoung.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Rob Field
Plant Science
Toll Free: 1-866-499-0659
www.plantscience.com

BrettYoung is a trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited. Elite is a registered trademark of La Coop fédérée. Lallemand and BioBoost are registered trademarks of Lallemand Inc. Plant Science is a registered trademark of Plant Science Inc.