Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, 2004171 Ontario Inc., has acquired approximately 2,550,000 Class A non-voting shares of Schneider Corporation (TORONTO: SCD), pursuant to its offer that expired today. Schneider is now 99% owned by Smithfield Foods. The offer for the outstanding Class A non-voting shares of Schneider was made on August 8, 2001.