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SunOpta Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

SunOpta Inc. ("SunOpta" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY.TO), a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and specialty foods, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019.

"In the second quarter, we delivered consolidated revenue growth, adjusted for changes in our business, of 2.4%, led by accelerated growth rates in both our Healthy Beverage and Healthy Snack platforms, which increased 9.3% and 21.2% respectively," said Joe Ennen, Chief Executive Officer at SunOpta. "Additionally, our Global Ingredients platform delivered adjusted revenue growth of 1.4%, as strength in Tradin Organic more than offset pressure in the domestic sunflower market."

"In our Healthy Fruit business, we made progress on the first phase of our fruit margin optimization plan, and encouragingly, we are on plan with our efforts to lower variable labor costs through our investments in automation, increase our finished good production in Mexico, and reduce our processing yield loss, while also focusing commercial efforts to address pricing and contractual terms with customers. However, the weather-related shortfall of strawberry supply in 2019 from both Mexico and California is having a significant impact on gross profit. California freezer volume is down approximately 20% compared to 2018. We are experiencing similar shortfalls compared to our pack plan which is resulting in reduced production volumes and therefore lower overhead absorption and higher rework costs to fill orders, and is further compounded by higher fruit purchase prices, substitution, and labor as we take steps to produce more product in California to compensate for the Mexican strawberry shortfall. These supply issues weighed on profitability during the second quarter and are expected to continue in the near term as we sell through this season's inventory and take actions to limit future revenue pressure due to the shortage of raw materials. Despite these weather-related crop issues, I am pleased with our fast and flexible response to service customers and our efforts to limit the overall impact to the Company. Our fruit operations were able to flex production schedules, and our sales team has been working with customers to establish service expectations and build sustainable pricing positions where we were misaligned. While our progress against the plan is being more than offset by significant strawberry sourcing challenges, we believe the structural improvements made are sustainable. As a result, we expect to drive improved profitability in Healthy Fruit as supply dynamics return to historical norms."

"As we look forward to the second half of 2019, we anticipate accelerated growth in both Healthy Beverage and Tradin Organic. In Healthy Beverage, consumer demand for plant-based beverages continues to be robust. The expansion of our Allentown aseptic facility, which added approximately 20% system-wide incremental processing and filling capacity, was completed on time, and we are currently producing and shipping product run on the new lines in the third quarter. At Tradin Organic, we anticipate accelerated growth in the second half of the year, driven by improved throughput at our recently expanded organic cocoa operations and the smooth integration of Sanmark."

"While the crop-related challenges we are experiencing in Health Fruit are disappointing, we are encouraged by the strong results and growing pipeline we see across the balance of our business. We remain focused on strengthening our product portfolio, accelerating customer-centric, margin accretive innovation, and executing our fruit margin optimization plan to drive growth, margin and long-term shareholder value."

All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars and results are reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP, except where specifically noted.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights:

Revenues of $293.0 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $319.3 million in the second quarter of 2018, a decrease of 8.2%. Adjusted for disposed operations, foreign exchange, commodity prices, a new contract manufacturing arrangement and the acquisition of Sanmark, revenues grew 2.4% during the second quarter. Loss attributable to common shareholders of $11.1 million or $0.13 per common share in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a loss attributable to common shareholders of $5.1 million or $0.06 per common share in the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted loss(1) of $9.0 million or $0.10 per common share during the second quarter of 2019, compared to an adjusted loss of $5.0 million or $0.06 per common share during the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA(1) excluding disposed operations of $10.1 million or 3.5% of revenues for the second quarter of 2019, versus $12.7 million or 4.4% of adjusted revenues in the second quarter of 2018.

Second Quarter 2019 Results

Revenues for the second quarter of 2019 were $293.0 million, a decrease of 8.2% compared to $319.3 million in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact on reported revenues of disposed business, including the soy and corn business (sold in February 2019) and exit from flexible resealable pouch product lines (exited in fiscal 2018), changes in commodity-related pricing and foreign exchange rates, a profit-neutral change to a co-manufacturing agreement, and excluding the impact of the acquisition of Sanmark in April 2019, revenues in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 2.4% compared with the second quarter of 2018.

The Consumer Products segment generated revenues of $176.0 million during the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 2.0% compared to $172.6 million in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact of commodity-related pricing, sales of resealable pouch products in the second quarter of 2018, and a profit-neutral change to a co-manufacturing agreement, Consumer Products revenue in the second quarter increased by 3.1%. The growth primarily reflects a 9.3% increase in the Healthy Beverage platform consisting of favorable customer product mix and higher sales of aseptic plant-based beverages and favorable extraction volumes combined with a 21.2% revenue increase in the Healthy Snack platform driven by favorable volumes, partially offset by a 4.9% decline in the Healthy Fruit platform as a result of reduced demand for fruit ingredients and modest declines in volumes and pricing for frozen fruit.

The Global Ingredients segment generated revenues of $117.0 million, a decrease of 20.2% compared to $146.7 million in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact on revenues from the divested soy and corn business, changes in commodity-related pricing and foreign exchange rates, and the acquisition of Sanmark, Global Ingredients revenue in the second quarter increased 1.4%. Adjusting for the items noted above, sales of internationally sourced organic ingredients grew 2.3% during the quarter, driven mainly by increased volumes of oils, nuts, coffee and cocoa, offset by lower volumes of grains, fruits and vegetables, sugars and liquid sweeteners. Sales of domestically sourced ingredients declined 5.5% during the quarter, primarily reflecting lower sunflower volumes, partially offset by higher roasted snack and ingredient volumes.

Gross profit was $27.3 million for the quarter ended June 29, 2019, a decrease of $7.0 million compared to $34.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Consumer Products accounted for $5.3 million of the decrease in gross profit, mainly reflecting the impact of a substantial shortfall in strawberries from central Mexico and California due to poor weather conditions, which resulted in commodity price inflation and unfavorable production variances within the frozen fruit operations due to lower plant utilization and rework of bulk inventories to meet customer demand. The negative impact to gross profit from the strawberry shortage during the second quarter of 2019 was approximately $3.6 million. The unfavorability in Healthy Fruit was partially offset by favorable impacts within the Healthy Beverage and Snacks platforms from improved plant utilization due to higher production volumes to meet demand, and productivity-driven cost savings for aseptic beverages and fruit snacks. Global Ingredients accounted for $1.7 million of the decrease in gross profit primarily due to the sale of the soy and corn business, partially offset by higher sales volumes of organic ingredients.

As a percentage of revenues, gross profit for the quarter ended June 29, 2019 was 9.3% compared to 10.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of 1.5%. On a pro forma basis, which excludes the gross profit from disposed businesses, as well as $0.5 million of plant expansion and contract manufacturing transition costs in the second quarter of 2019, and in the second quarter of 2018 a claim recovery from a supplier for $1.2 million, less equipment start-up costs of $0.7 million, the gross profit percentage for the second quarter of 2019 would have been approximately 9.5%, compared with 10.7% for the second quarter of 2018.

Segment operating loss(1) was $2.5 million, or 0.9% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019, compared to operating income of $4.6 million, or 1.5% of revenues in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in operating income year-over-year was primarily attributable to $7.0 million lower gross profit and a $0.3 million increase in SG&A due to higher employee-related compensation costs, partially offset by the sale of the soy and corn business and rationalized overhead, together with other cost reduction measures. Excluding the operating results of disposed businesses, as well as SG&A expenses related to employee retention and transition costs, our segment operating loss would have been $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with income of $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2018.

Other expense for the second quarter of 2019 reflected employee termination costs of $0.7 million associated with the Value Creation Plan, and $0.2 million of legal fees associated with the sale of the soy and corn business, offset by a $0.5 gain related to a project cancellation.

Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $10.1 million or 3.5% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $14.8 million or 4.6% of revenues in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding disposed operations, adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended June 29, 2019 was $10.1 million, compared with $12.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

The Company reported a loss attributable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2019 of $11.1 million, or $0.13 per diluted common share, compared to a loss of $5.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted common share during the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted loss(1) in the second quarter of 2019 was $9.0 million or $0.10 per common share, compared to $5.0 million or $0.06 per common share in the second quarter of 2018. Please refer to the discussion and table below under "Non-GAAP Measures - Adjusted Earnings/Loss".

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

At June 29, 2019, SunOpta's balance sheet reflected total assets of $971.7 million and total debt of $498.5 million. During the second quarter of 2019, cash used in operating activities was $31.7 million, compared to cash used of $34.2 million during the second quarter of 2018. The $2.5 million decrease in cash used in operating activities reflects lower cash used to fund working capital, partially offset by decreased consolidated earnings primarily due to lower profitability in the Company's Healthy Fruit platform. Cash used in investing activities was $12.9 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared with $10.0 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase in cash used of $2.9 million due mainly to cash used to finance the acquisition of Sanmark in April 2019.

Conference Call

SunOpta plans to host a conference call at 9:00 A.M. Eastern time on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, to discuss the second quarter financial results. After opening remarks, there will be a question and answer period. This conference call can be accessed via a link on SunOpta's website at www.sunopta.com under the "Investors" section. To listen to the live call over the Internet, please go to SunOpta's website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Additionally, the call may be accessed with the toll-free dial-in number 1 (877) 312-9198 or International dial-in number 1 (631) 291-4622. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days on the Company's website.

(1) See discussion of non-GAAP measures

About SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified ("non-GMO") and specialty foods. SunOpta 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. SunOpta'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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our expectation that our structural improvements will persist and drive improved profitability, the anticipated accelerated growth in our Healthy Beverage platform and at Tradin Organic, our expectation for greater cost efficiencies as a result of the further optimization of our national production planning and the estimated full year impact to gross profit from the strawberry shortage. Generally, forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and are typically accompanied by words such as "continue", "expected", "anticipate", "estimates", "can", "will", "believe", "targeting", "should", "would", "plans", "becoming", "intend", "confident", "may", "project", "potential", "intention", "might", "predict", "budget", "forecast" or other similar terms and phrases intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company on the date of this release and are based on estimates and assumptions made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments including, but not limited to, unexpected issues or delays with the Company's structural improvements and automation investments, portfolio optimization and productivity efforts, the sustainability of the Company's sales pipeline, the Company's expectations regarding commodity pricing, margins and hedging results, improved availability and field prices for fruit, procurement and logistics savings, freight lane cost reductions, yield and throughput enhancements, and labor cost reductions, as well as other factors the Company believes are appropriate in the circumstances including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, continued consumer interest in health and wellness, ability to maintain product pricing levels, current customer demand, planned facility and operational expansions, closures and divestitures, competitive intensity, cost rationalization, product development initiatives, and alternative potential uses for the Company's capital resources. Whether actual timing and results will agree with expectations and predications of the Company is subject to many risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, failure or inability to implement portfolio changes, process improvements, go-to-market improvements and process sustainability strategies in a timely manner; changes in the level of capital investment; local and global political and economic conditions; consumer spending patterns and changes in market trends; decreases in customer demand; delayed or unsuccessful product development efforts; potential product recalls; working capital management; availability and pricing of raw materials and supplies; potential covenant breaches under the Company's credit facilities; and other risks described from time to time under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q (available at www.sec.gov). Consequently, all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly correct or update the forward-looking statements in this document, in other documents, or on its website to reflect future events or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Source: SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc.                                                                                                                                                    
Consolidated Statements of Operations                                                                                                                           
For the quarters and two quarters ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018
(Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                     
(All dollar amounts expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                             
--------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------
                                              Quarter ended                                                                                                            Quarter ended   Two quarters ended                                                                                                       Two quarters ended
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                                              June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018        June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018
                    
                                                                             $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $
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Revenues                                                      293,004       319,308       598,279       631,960  
                                                                                                                                             
Cost of goods sold                                            265,677       284,962       542,746       563,930  
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Gross profit                                                   27,327        34,346        55,533        68,030  
                                                                                                                                             
Selling, general and administrative expenses                   27,262        26,948        53,510        55,236  
Intangible asset amortization                                   2,692         2,768         5,434         5,539  
Other expense (income), net                                       445           583       (43,067 )                            181  
Foreign exchange loss (gain)                                      (90 )                            (11 )                         (1,194 )                            951  
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) before the following                           (2,982 )                          4,058        40,850         6,123  
                                                                                                                                             
Interest expense, net                                           8,254         8,474        16,993        16,694  
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) before income taxes                           (11,236 )                         (4,416 )                         23,857       (10,571 )
                                                                                                                                             
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes                       (2,324 )                         (1,290 )                          7,174        (2,983 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Net earnings (loss)                                            (8,912 )                         (3,126 )                         16,683        (7,588 )
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests         143            48            89           (51 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) attributable to SunOpta Inc.                   (9,055 )                         (3,174 )                         16,594        (7,537 )
                                                                                                                                             
Dividends and accretion on Series A Preferred Stock            (2,001 )                         (1,974 )                         (3,996 )                         (3,941 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders           (11,056 )                         (5,148 )                         12,598       (11,478 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Earnings (loss) per share                                                                                                                                       
                                                                (0.13 )                          (0.06 )                           0.14         (0.13 )
   Basic
                                                                (0.13 )                          (0.06 )                           0.14         (0.13 )
   Diluted
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                             
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (000s)                                                                                                                                            
                                                               87,683        86,968        87,579        86,889  
   Basic
                                                               87,683        86,968        87,743        86,889  
   Diluted
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SunOpta Inc.                                                                                         
Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                                          
As at June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018                                                            
(Unaudited)                                                                                          
(All dollar amounts expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)                                                                                
                                                                                  
------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- ---------------------------------------------------   -------------------- ------------------------------------------------
                                                 June 29, 2019                                         June 29, 2019    December 29, 2018                                  December 29, 2018
                                                             $                                                     $                    $                                                  $
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ASSETS                                                                                                                             
Current assets                                                                                                                     
                                                                       2,530          3,280  
   Cash and cash equivalents
                                                                     121,084        132,131  
   Accounts receivable
                                                                     377,377        361,957  
   Inventories
                                                                      34,224         29,024  
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets
                                                                       7,558          7,029  
   Income taxes recoverable
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
Total current assets                                                 542,773        533,421  
                                                                                  
Property, plant and equipment                                        168,433        171,032  
Operating lease right-of-use assets                                   72,788              -  
Goodwill                                                              28,488         27,959  
Intangible assets                                                    155,492        160,975  
Deferred income taxes                                                    183            182  
Other assets                                                           3,536          3,169  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
                                                                                  
Total assets                                                         971,693        896,738  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
                                                                                  
LIABILITIES                                                                                          
Current liabilities                                                                                  
                                                                     268,510        280,334  
   Bank indebtedness
                                                                     148,248        155,371  
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
                                                                         719          1,445  
   Customer and other deposits
                                                                       1,889          2,208  
   Income taxes payable
                                                                         309            862  
   Other current liabilities
                                                                       1,524          1,840  
   Current portion of long-term debt
                                                                      17,402              -  
   Current portion of operating lease liabilities
                                                                       4,286          4,286  
   Current portion of long-term liabilities
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
Total current liabilities                                            442,887        446,346  
                                                                                  
Long-term debt                                                       228,494        227,023  
Operating lease liabilities                                           56,111              -  
Long-term liabilities                                                  2,192          2,079  
Deferred income taxes                                                 13,121          8,149  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
Total liabilities                                                    742,805        683,597  
                                                                                  
Series A Preferred Stock                                              81,898         81,302  
                                                                                  
EQUITY                                                                                               
SunOpta Inc. shareholders' equity                                         
                                                                     317,735        314,357  
   Common shares
                                                                      31,518         31,796  
   Additional paid-in capital
                                                                    (193,553 )                        (206,151 )
   Accumulated deficit
                                                                     (10,508 )                          (9,667 )
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
                                                  145,192        130,335  
Non-controlling interests                                              1,798          1,504  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
Total equity                                                         146,990        131,839  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
                                                                                  
Total equity and liabilities                                         971,693        896,738  
                                                             -------------------- -------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- --------------------
SunOpta Inc.                                                                                                                                                          
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                                                                                                                                 
For the quarters and two quarters ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
(Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                           
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                    Quarter ended                                                                                                            Quarter ended   Two quarters ended                                                                                                       Two quarters ended
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                                                    June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018        June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018
                                                                $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $
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CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN)                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
Operating activities                                                                                                                                                  
Net earnings (loss)                                                  (8,912 )                         (3,126 )                         16,683        (7,588 )
Items not affecting cash:                                                                                                                                             
                                                                      8,186         8,189        16,488        16,330  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                                        684           600         1,339         1,208  
   Amortization of debt issuance costs
                                                                     (2,356 )                           (865 )                          4,971        (2,151 )
   Deferred income taxes
                                                                      2,998         2,104         2,835         4,275  
   Stock-based compensation
                                                                       (400 )                         (2,764 )                           (288 )                         (1,243 )
   Unrealized gain on derivative contracts
                                                                        201             -       (45,378 )                              -  
   Loss (gain) on sale of business
                                                                          -            43             -        (2,373 )
   Fair value of contingent consideration
                                                                          -            70             -           409  
   Impairment of long-lived assets
                                                                        (72 )                           (148 )                           (134 )                           (147 )
   Other
                                                                                                                                                                      
   Changes in non-cash working capital, net of businesses
                                                                    (31,989 )                        (38,324 )                        (27,188 )                        (35,435 )
      acquired or sold
                                                                -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- --------------------
Net cash flows from operations                                      (31,660 )                        (34,221 )                        (30,672 )                        (26,715 )
                                                                -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                   
Investing activities                                                                                                                                                  
Net proceeds from sale of business                                     (201 )                              -        64,675             -  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment                           (9,341 )                        (10,428 )                        (17,315 )                        (17,163 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired                        (3,341 )                              -        (3,341 )                              -  
Proceeds from sale of assets                                              -            30             -           730  
Other                                                                     -           389             -           389  
                                                                -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  ------- --------------------
Net cash flows from investing activities                            (12,883 )                        (10,009 )                         44,019       (16,044 )
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Financing activities                                                                                                                                                  
Increase (decrease) under line of credit facilities                  43,367        49,885       (11,294 )                         50,194  
Borrowings under long-term debt                                          24             -         1,876             -  
Repayment of long-term debt                                            (634 )                           (415 )                         (1,357 )                           (937 )
Payment of cash dividends on Series A Preferred Stock                (1,700 )                         (1,700 )                         (3,400 )                         (3,400 )
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and employee                                                                                                              
                                                                         37            91           265           240  
   share purchases
Payment of debt issuance costs                                          (81 )                              -          (395 )                              -  
Payment of contingent consideration                                       -        (4,399 )                              -        (4,399 )
Other                                                                    (5 )                             (5 )                            216           (45 )
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Net cash flows from financing activities                             41,008        43,457       (14,089 )                         41,653  
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Foreign exchange gain (loss) on cash held in a foreign currency          50           (64 )                             (8 )                            (35 )
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Decrease in cash and cash equivalents in the period                  (3,485 )                           (837 )                           (750 )                         (1,141 )
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of the period                   6,015         2,924         3,280         3,228  
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Cash and cash equivalents - end of the period                         2,530         2,087         2,530         2,087  
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SunOpta Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Segmented Information                                                                                                                                      
For the quarters and two quarters ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018
Unaudited                                                                                                                                                                                        
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                        
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                                         June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018        June 29, 2019                                     June 29, 2019        June 30, 2018                                     June 30, 2018
                                                     $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $
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Segment revenues from external customers:                                                                                                                  
                                                         117,007       146,685       245,050       283,016  
   Global Ingredients
                                                         175,997       172,623       353,229       348,944  
   Consumer Products
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                                                         293,004       319,308       598,279       631,960  
      Total segment revenues from external customers
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Segment gross profit:                                                                                                                                      
                                                          11,762        13,464        24,634        28,099  
   Global Ingredients
                                                          15,565        20,882        30,899        39,931  
   Consumer Products
                                                     -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                          27,327        34,346        55,533        68,030  
      Total segment gross profit
                                                     -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                        
Segment operating income (loss):                                                                                                                           
                                                           3,345         2,965         8,068         6,067  
   Global Ingredients
                                                          (1,213 )                          4,762        (2,551 )                          8,078  
   Consumer Products
                                                          (4,669 )                         (3,086 )                         (7,734 )                         (7,841 )
   Corporate Services
                                                     -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                          (2,537 )                          4,641        (2,217 )                          6,304  
      Total segment operating income (loss)
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Segment gross profit percentage:                                                                                                                           
                                                            10.1 %                            9.2 %                           10.1 %                            9.9 %
   Global Ingredients
                                                             8.8 %                           12.1 %                            8.7 %                           11.4 %
   Consumer Products
                                                             9.3 %                           10.8 %                            9.3 %                           10.8 %
      Total segment gross profit percentage
                                                                                                                                        
Segment operating income (loss) percentage:                                                                                                                
                                                             2.9 %                            2.0 %                            3.3 %                            2.1 %
   Global Ingredients
                                                            -0.7 %                            2.8 %                           -0.7 %                            2.3 %
   Consumer Products
                                                            -0.9 %                            1.5 %                           -0.4 %                            1.0 %
      Total segment operating income (loss)

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company provides additional information about its operating results regarding segment operating income, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"), which are not measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company believes that segment operating income, adjusted earnings and adjusted EBITDA assist investors in comparing performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that are not indicative of its operating performance. The non-GAAP measures of segment operating income, adjusted earnings and adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

In order to evaluate its results of operations, the Company uses certain other non-GAAP measures that it believes enhance an investor's ability to derive meaningful period-over-period comparisons and trends from the results of operations. In particular, the Company evaluates its revenues on a basis that excludes the effects of fluctuations in commodity pricing and foreign exchange rates, and the impacts of acquired or disposed operations and changes in contractual relationships with customers. In addition, the Company excludes specific items from its reported results that due to their nature or size, it does not expect to occur as part of its normal business on a regular basis. These items are identified in the tables below. These non-GAAP measures are presented solely to allow investors to more fully assess the Company's results of operations and should not be considered in isolation of, or as substitutes for an analysis of the Company's results as reported under U.S. GAAP.

Adjusted Earnings/Loss

When assessing its financial performance, the Company uses an internal measure that excludes charges and gains that it believes are not reflective of normal operations. This information is provided to allow investors to make meaningful comparisons of the Company's operating performance between periods and to view the Company's business from the same perspective as the Company's management. Adjusted earnings/loss and adjusted earnings/loss per diluted share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The following is a tabular presentation of adjusted earnings/loss and adjusted earnings/loss per diluted share, including a reconciliation from net earnings/loss, which the Company believes to be the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. In addition, in recognition of the sale of the soy and corn business in the first quarter of 2019, and the previous exit from flexible resealable pouch and nutrition bar product lines and operations, the Company has prepared these tables in a columnar format to present the effect of the disposal of these operations on the Company's consolidated results for the current and comparative periods. The Company believes this presentation assists investors in assessing the results of the operations the Company has disposed and the effect of those operations on its financial performance.

Excluding                                                                                            Excluding                                                                                                                          
                                        disposed operations                                                                                  disposed operations  Disposed operations                                                                                   Disposed operations         Consolidated                                                                                         Consolidated
                                                          -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Per Diluted                   Per Diluted                                          Per Diluted                     Per Diluted                                           Per Diluted                   Per Diluted
                                                                                                                                                Share                         Share                                                                                      Share                           Share                                                                                       Share                         Share
For the quarter ended                                                        $                                                 $                    $                             $                    $                                                $                    $                               $                    $                                                 $                    $                             $
--------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ---------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ------------------------------  -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ---------------------------
June 29, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                       
Net loss                                                       (8,766 )                                       (146 )                                        (8,912 )                       
Less: earnings attributable to non-controlling interests         (143 )                                          -                         (143 )                       
Less: dividends and accretion of Series A Preferred Stock      (2,001 )                                          -                       (2,001 )                       
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------                                                      -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Loss attributable to common shareholders                      (10,910 )                         (0.12 )       (146 )                                 -     (11,056 )                         (0.13 )
                                                                                                                                                                        
Adjusted for:                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                1,675                         -                        1,675      
   Costs related to the Value Creation Plan(a)
                                                                  311                         -                          311      
   Plant expansion costs(b)
                                                                    -                       201                          201      
   Costs related to sale of soy and corn business(c)
                                                                  201                         -                          201      
   Contract manufacturer transition costs(d)
                                                                   30                         -                           30      
   Other(e)
                                                                 (507 )                                          -                         (507 )                       
   Project cancellation(f)
                                                                  211                       (55 )                                           156      
   Net income tax effect(g)
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------                                                      -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted loss                                                  (8,989 )                         (0.10 )          -                -      (8,989 )                         (0.10 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ - -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -
                                                                                                                                                                        
June 30, 2018                                                                                                                                                                              
Net earnings (loss)                                            (4,517 )                                      1,391                       (3,126 )                       
Less: earnings attributable to non-controlling interests          (48 )                                          -                          (48 )                       
Less: dividends and accretion of Series A Preferred Stock      (1,974 )                                          -                       (1,974 )                       
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------                                                      -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders            (6,539 )                         (0.08 )      1,391             0.02      (5,148 )                         (0.06 )
                                                                                                                                                                        
Adjusted for:                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                  730                         -                          730      
   Equipment start-up costs(h)
                                                                  669                       (30 )                                           639      
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(i)
                                                                  122                         -                          122      
   Product withdrawal and recall costs(j)
                                                                  122                         -                          122      
   Other(k)
                                                               (1,200 )                                          -                       (1,200 )                       
   Recovery of product withdrawal costs(l)
                                                                 (258 )                                          8                         (250 )                       
   Net income tax effect(g)
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------                                                      -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted earnings (loss)                                       (6,354 )                         (0.07 )      1,369             0.02      (4,985 )                         (0.06 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ - -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -
(a) Reflects employee retention and relocation costs of $0.8 million, and professional fees of $0.2 million recorded in SG&A expenses; and employee termination costs of $0.7 million recorded in other expense.
(b) Reflects costs related to the expansion of our Allentown, Pennsylvania, aseptic beverage facility, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(c) Reflects legal fees incurred in connection with the sale of the soy and corn business, which were recorded in other expense.
(d) Reflects costs to transition premium juice production activities to new contract manufacturers, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(e) Other included gain/loss of sale of assets and business development costs, which were recorded in other expense.
(f) Reflects a gain related to a project cancellation, which was recorded in other income.
(g) Reflects the tax effect of the preceding adjustments to earnings and reflects an overall estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 27% for the quarter ended June 29, 2019 (June 30, 2018 - 26%) on adjusted earnings/loss before tax.
(h) Reflects costs related to the start-up of new roasting equipment, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(i) Reflects professional fees of $0.3 million recorded in SG&A expenses; and asset impairment, facility closure and employee termination costs of $0.3 million recorded in other expense.
(j) Reflects product withdrawal and recall costs that were not eligible for reimbursement under insurance policies or exceeded the limits of those policies, including costs related to the recall of certain sunflower kernel products initiated in the second quarter of 2016, which were recorded in other expense.
(k) Other included the accretion of contingent consideration obligations and gain/loss on the sale of assets, which were recorded in other expense/income.
(l) Reflects the recovery from a third-party supplier of $1.2 million of costs we incurred relating to the withdrawal of certain consumer-packaged products due to quality-related issues, which was recorded in cost of goods sold. Costs incurred related to this withdrawal were recognized in cost of goods sold in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Excluding            Excluding                                                                                                          Excluding                                                                                                                                                    
                                        disposed operations                                                                                                disposed operations  Disposed operations                                                                                                             Disposed operations         Consolidated                                                                                                            Consolidated
                                                          -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      -------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                               Per Diluted                   Per Diluted                                                         Per Diluted                                Per Diluted                                           Per Diluted                                      Per Diluted
                                                                                                                                                              Share                         Share                                                                                                     Share                                      Share                                                                                       Share                                            Share
For the two quarters ended                                                   $                                                               $                    $                             $                    $                                                               $                    $                                          $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                $
--------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------   -------------------- ---------------------------   -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------  -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------
June 29, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Net earnings (loss)                                                         (15,967 )                                                    32,650                                  16,683      
Less: earnings attributable to non-controlling interests                        (89 )                                     -                                      (89 )                       
Less: dividends and accretion of Series A Preferred Stock                    (3,996 )                                     -                                   (3,996 )                       
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                                 -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders                         (20,052 )                         (0.23 )                    32,650                        0.37      12,598         0.14  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Adjusted for:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                              -                                   (45,378 )                                                  (45,378 )                       
   Gain on sale of soy and corn business(a)
                                                                              3,533                    -                                    3,533      
   Costs related to the Value Creation Plan(b)
                                                                                311                    -                                      311      
   Plant expansion costs(c)
                                                                                289                    -                                      289      
   Contract manufacturer transition costs(d)
                                                                                260                    -                                      260      
   Product withdrawal and recall costs(e)
                                                                                182                    -                                      182      
   Other(f)
                                                                               (507 )                                     -                                     (507 )                       
   Project cancellation(g)
                                                                               (615 )                                                    12,434                                  11,819      
   Net income tax effect(h)
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                                 -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted loss                                                               (16,599 )                         (0.19 )                      (294 )                        -      (16,893 )                         (0.19 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ - -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
June 30, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Net earnings (loss)                                                          (8,937 )                                                     1,349                                  (7,588 )                       
Add: loss attributable to non-controlling interests                              51                    -                                       51      
Less: dividends and accretion of Series A Preferred Stock                    (3,941 )                                     -                                   (3,941 )                       
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                                 -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders                         (12,827 )                         (0.15 )                     1,349                        0.02     (11,478 )                         (0.13 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Adjusted for:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                              1,653                                    1,181                                   2,834      
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(i)
                                                                                730                    -                                      730      
   Equipment start-up costs(j)
                                                                                445                    -                                      445      
   Product withdrawal and recall costs(e)
                                                                                115                    -                                      115      
   Other(k)
                                                                             (2,500 )                                     -                                   (2,500 )                       
   Fair value adjustment on contingent consideration(l)
                                                                             (1,200 )                                     -                                   (1,200 )                       
   Recovery of product withdrawal costs(m)
                                                                                (37 )                                                      (307 )                                                     (344 )                       
   Net income tax effect(h)
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                    -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- --------------------                                                                 -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted earnings (loss)                                                    (13,621 )                         (0.16 )                     2,223                        0.03     (11,398 )                         (0.13 )
                                                          -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ - -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
(a) Reflects the recognized gain on sale of the soy and corn business, pending finalization of certain post-closing adjustments, which was recorded in other income.
(b) Reflects employee retention and relocation costs of $0.9 million, and professional fees of $0.3 million recorded in SG&A expenses; and employee termination costs of $3.5 million, recruitment costs of $0.6 million, and facility closure costs of $0.3 million, net of the reversal of $2.1 million of previously recognized stock-based compensation related to forfeited awards previously granted to terminated employees, all recorded in other expense.
(c) Reflects costs related to the expansion of our Allentown, Pennsylvania, aseptic beverage facility, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(d) Reflects costs to transition premium juice production activities to new contract manufacturers, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(e) Reflects product withdrawal and recall costs that were not eligible for reimbursement under insurance policies or exceeded the limits of those policies, including costs related to the recall of certain sunflower kernel products initiated in the second quarter of 2016, which were recorded in other expense.
(f) Other included insurance deductibles, gain/loss of sale of assets, and business development costs, which were recorded in other expense.
(g) Reflects a gain related to a project cancellation, which was recorded in other income.
(h) Reflects the tax effect of the preceding adjustments to earnings and reflects an overall estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 27% for the two quarters ended June 29, 2019 (June 30, 2018 - 26%) on adjusted earnings/loss before tax.
(i) Reflects the write-down of remaining flexible resealable pouch and nutrition bar inventories of $0.1 million recorded in cost of goods sold; professional and consulting fees, and employee recruitment and relocation costs of $0.6 million recorded in SG&A expenses; and asset impairment, facility closure and employee termination costs of $2.1 million recorded in other expense, all related to the Value Creation Plan.
(j) Reflects costs related to the start-up of new roasting equipment, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(k) Other included the accretion of contingent consideration obligations and gain/loss on the sale of assets, which were recorded in other expense/income.
(l) Reflects a fair value adjustment of $2.5 million to reduce the contingent consideration obligation related to a prior business acquisition, based on the results for the business in fiscal 2018, which was recorded in other income.
(m) Reflects the recovery from a third-party supplier of $1.2 million of costs we incurred relating to the withdrawal of certain consumer-packaged products due to quality-related issues, which was recorded in cost of goods sold. Costs incurred related to this withdrawal were recognized in cost of goods sold in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Segment Operating Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA

The Company defines segment operating income/loss as net earnings/loss before income taxes, interest expense and other income/expense items, and adjusted EBITDA as segment operating income/loss plus depreciation, amortization, non-cash stock-based compensation, and other unusual items that affect the comparability of operating performance as identified above in the determination of adjusted earnings/loss. The following is a tabular presentation of segment operating income/loss and adjusted EBITDA, including a reconciliation to net earnings/loss, which the Company believes to be the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. In addition, as with adjusted earnings/loss presented above, the Company has prepared these tables in a columnar format to present the effect of the disposals of the soy and corn business, and flexible resealable pouch and nutrition bar operations on the Company's consolidated results for the current and comparative periods. The Company believes this presentation assists investors in assessing the results of the operations the Company has disposed and the effect of those operations on its financial performance.

Excluding                                                                
                                                         disposed operations  Disposed operations                              Disposed operations         Consolidated                                     Consolidated
For the quarter ended                                                                         $                    $                                                $                    $                                                $
-------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------
June 29, 2019                                                                                                                               
Net loss                                         (8,766 )                          (146 )                        (8,912 )
Recovery of income taxes                         (2,269 )                           (55 )                        (2,324 )
Interest expense, net                             8,254            -        8,254  
Other expense, net                                  244          201          445  
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
Total segment operating loss                     (2,537 )                             -       (2,537 )
                                                  8,186            -        8,186  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                  2,999            -        2,999  
   Stock-based compensation
                                                    954            -          954  
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(a)
                                                    311            -          311  
   Plant expansion costs(b)
                                                    201            -          201  
   Contract manufacturer transition costs(c)
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                  10,114            -       10,114  
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
                                                                                             
June 30, 2018                                                                                                   
Net earnings (loss)                              (4,517 )                         1,391       (3,126 )
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes         (1,808 )                           518       (1,290 )
Interest expense (income), net                    8,501          (27 )                         8,474  
Other expense (income), net                         613          (30 )                           583  
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
Total segment operating income                    2,789        1,852        4,641  
                                                  7,972          217        8,189  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                  2,104            -        2,104  
   Stock-based compensation
                                                    730            -          730  
   Equipment start-up costs(d)
                                                    300            -          300  
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(a)
                                                 (1,200 )                             -       (1,200 )
   Recovery of product withdrawal costs(e)
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                  12,695        2,069       14,764  
                                                                  -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------
(a) For the second quarter of 2019, reflects employee retention and relocation costs of $0.8 million, and professional fees of $0.2 million recorded in SG&A expenses. For the second quarter of 2018, reflects professional fees of $0.3 million recorded in SG&A expenses.
(b) Reflects costs related to the expansion of our Allentown, Pennsylvania, aseptic beverage facility, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(c) Reflects costs to transition premium juice production activities to new contract manufacturers, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(d) Reflects costs related to the start-up of new roasting equipment, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(e) Reflects the recovery from a third-party supplier of $1.2 million of costs we incurred relating to the withdrawal of certain consumer-packaged products due to quality-related issues, which was recorded in cost of goods sold. Costs incurred related to this withdrawal were recognized in cost of goods sold in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Excluding                                                                  
                                                          disposed operations  Disposed operations                               Disposed operations         Consolidated                                      Consolidated
For the two quarters ended                                                                     $                    $                                                 $                    $                                                 $
-------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------
June 29, 2019                                                                                                                                  
Net earnings (loss)                              (15,967 )                         32,650        16,683  
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes          (5,148 )                         12,322         7,174  
Interest expense, net                             16,993             -        16,993  
Other expense (income), net                        2,311       (45,378 )                        (43,067 )
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Total segment operating income (loss)             (1,811 )                           (406 )                         (2,217 )
                                                  16,359           129        16,488  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                   4,938             -         4,938  
   Stock-based compensation(a)
                                                   1,157             -         1,157  
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(b)
                                                     311             -           311  
   Plant expansion costs(c)
                                                     289             -           289  
   Contract manufacturer transition costs(d)
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                   21,243          (277 )                         20,966  
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                               
June 30, 2018                                                                                                     
Net earnings (loss)                               (8,937 )                          1,349        (7,588 )
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes          (3,510 )                            527        (2,983 )
Interest expense (income), net                    16,736           (42 )                         16,694  
Other expense (income), net                         (998 )                          1,179           181  
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Total segment operating income                     3,291         3,013         6,304  
                                                  15,900           430        16,330  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                   4,275             -         4,275  
   Stock-based compensation
                                                     730             -           730  
   Equipment start-up costs(e)
                                                     713             -           713  
   Costs related to Value Creation Plan(b)
                                                  (1,200 )                              -        (1,200 )
   Recovery of product withdrawal costs(f)
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                   23,709         3,443        27,152  
                                                                  -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
(a) For the first half of 2019, stock-based compensation of $4.9 million was recorded in SG&A expenses, and the reversal of $2.1 million of previously recognized stock-based compensation related to forfeited awards previously granted to terminated employees was recognized in other income.
(b) For the first half of 2019, reflects employee retention and relocation costs of $0.9 million, and professional fees of $0.3 million recorded in SG&A expenses. For the first half of 2018, reflects the write-down of remaining flexible resealable pouch and nutrition bar inventories of $0.1 million recorded in cost of goods sold; and professional and consulting fees, and employee recruitment and relocation costs of $0.6 million recorded in SG&A expenses.
(c) Reflects costs related to the expansion of our Allentown, Pennsylvania, aseptic beverage facility, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(d) Reflects costs to transition premium juice production activities to new contract manufacturers, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(e) Reflects costs related to the start-up of new roasting equipment, which were recorded in cost of goods sold.
(f) Reflects the recovery from a third-party supplier of $1.2 million of costs we incurred relating to the withdrawal of certain consumer-packaged products due to quality-related issues, which was recorded in cost of goods sold. Costs incurred related to this withdrawal were recognized in cost of goods sold in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Sale of Specialty and Organic Soy and Corn Business - Selected Financial Information

The following table presents for period ended February 22, 2019, and for the quarter and two quarters ended June 30, 2018, a summary of the results of operations of the soy and corn business, consisting of revenues, gross profit, segment operating income/loss and earnings/loss before income taxes. These results exclude management fees charged by Corporate Services. The following table also presents a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA in connection with this transaction from earnings/loss before income taxes of the soy and corn business, which we consider in this case to be the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

Period ended                                     Period ended                                      Quarter ended   Two quarters ended                               Two quarters ended  
                                              -------------------- ----------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------   --------------------
                              February 22, 2019                                February 22, 2019                                      June 30, 2018        June 30, 2018                                    June 30, 2018  
                                              $                                                $                                                  $                    $                                                $  
                                              -------------------- ----------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------------------   -------------------- ----------------------------------------------   --------------------
Revenues                                          10,346       29,543       50,942    
Gross profit                                         192        2,778        5,436    
Segment operating income (loss)                     (187 )                         2,395        4,670    
Earnings (loss) before income taxes                 (187 )                         2,422        4,714    
                                                     129          217          430    
   Depreciation
                                                       -          (27 )                           (42 )                     
   Interest income
                                                       -            -           (2 )                     
   Other income
                                                    (169 )                          (901 )                        (1,896 )                     
   Less costs and expenses to be rationalized
                                              -------------------- -------------------- ------ --------------------                      -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                     (227 )                         1,711        3,204    
--------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- --------------------

Segment operating income/loss and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. See discussion above under the heading "Segment Operating Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA" on the use of these non-GAAP measures.

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SOURCE: SunOpta Inc.

Scott Van Winkle
ICR
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scott.vanwinkle@icrinc.com
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