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SunOpta Inc. Announces Results of Vote for the Election of Directors

August 07,2015

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY), a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and specialty foods, announced today that in accordance with Section 461.4 of the Toronto Stock Exchange Company Manual the individuals listed below were elected as directors of SunOpta Inc. at its annual meeting of shareholders held on May 28, 2015 to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are appointed. The detailed results of the vote are as follows:

Name of NomineeVotes in FavorVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Jay Amato 46,748,190 465,978 7,657,802
Margaret Shan Atkins 44,665,024 2,549,144 7,657,802
Steven Bromley 46,078,632 1,135,536 7,657,802
Michael Detlefsen 46,791,289 422,879 7,657,802
Douglas Greene 46,733,304 480,864 7,657,802
Katrina Houde 45,830,567 1,383,601 7,657,802
Jeremy Kendall 45,023,520 2,190,648 7,657,802
Alan Murray 46,706,303 507,865 7,657,802

The final voting results on all matters voted on at the annual shareholders meeting were previously posted on the Company's SEDAR profile at on June 2, 2015.

About SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified ("non-GMO") and specialty foods. The Company specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of organic and non-GMO food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategic vertically integrated business models. The Company's organic and non-GMO food operations revolve around value-added grain, seed, fruit and vegetable based product offerings, supported by a global sourcing and supply infrastructure. The Company also holds an approximate 66% ownership position in Opta Minerals Inc. (TSX:OPM), a producer, distributor, and recycler of industrial minerals and silica-free abrasives.  Opta Minerals is a non-core holding.

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         SunOpta Inc.

         Public Relations

         Rob Litt, Director Global Communications

         Tel: 952-893-7863

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