SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 26, 2017
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2233 Argentia Road, Suite 401
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2X7, Canada
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
On July 26, 2017, SunOpta Foods Inc. (SunOpta Foods), a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc. (SunOpta), entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC (Skjodt-Barrett), pursuant to which SunOpta Foods will sell equipment used in the production of flexible, re-sealable pouches from its Allentown, PA facility to Skjodt-Barrett for $2.0 million. The asset sale is in conjunction with SunOptas decision to discontinue flexible, re-sealable pouch products as part of its ongoing portfolio optimization strategy and value creation plan.
Flexible re-sealable pouch products accounted for $46 million of SunOptas revenues in fiscal 2016, and $10 million of revenues in the first quarter of 2017, and were part of the healthy snacks platform within SunOptas consumer products segment. SunOpta will continue to produce aseptic beverages from its Allentown, PA facility, which were not part of the sale. The sale of equipment is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2017.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Robert McKeracher|
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Date:||July 27, 2017|