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Stake Technology Schedules Third Quarter 2003 Financial Results Release and Conference Call

October 22,2003
Stake Technology Schedules Third Quarter 2003 Financial Results Release and Conference Call

TORONTO--Oct. 22, 2003--Stake Technology, Ltd. (To become "SunOpta Inc." effective October 31, 2003)(NASDAQ:STKL)(TSX:SOY) announced today that it will issue its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2003 on Wednesday, November 5, after the close of the stock market.

Stake Technology's Chairman and CEO, Jeremy Kendall, also plans to host a conference call at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, November 6, to discuss third quarter results and recent corporate developments. After opening remarks, there will be a question and answer period. This conference call can be accessed with the toll free dial-in number 1 (888) 855-5428 or (719) 457- 2665 followed by pass code: 712120#.

The call will also be distributed live over CCBN's Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors may listen to the call via, and institutional investors may listen via Additionally, the call may be accessed via a link at the Company's website at To listen to the live call over the Internet, please go to one of the websites at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days at the websites. A replay number can also be accessed between November 6 and 15 with the toll free dial-in number (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 followed by pass code: 712120#.

Stake Technology Ltd., to become SunOpta Inc. effective October 31, 2003, is an owner/operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food markets. For the last five consecutive years, Stake was included in Profit magazine's 'Profit 100' list of the 100 fastest growing companies in Canada. The company has three business units: the Food Group, which specializes in sourcing, processing and distribution of natural and organic food products; integrated from seed through packaged products; the Environmental Industrial Group; a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials; and the Steam Explosion Technology Group who engineer and market clean pulping systems using patented steam explosion technology. Each of these business units has proprietary products and services that give it a solid competitive advantage in its sector.

    CONTACT: Stake Technology Ltd.
             Jeremy N. Kendall/Steve Bromley/Susan Wiekenkamp
             905-455-2528, ext 103
             The Equity Group Inc.
             Linda Latman, 212-836-9609

    SOURCE: Stake Technology Ltd.

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