Leading Canadian food processor and distributor George Weston Limited is to sell to the public 10.6 million 5.15% Preferred Shares, Series II. The company has issued the shares to a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets, and they will be issued at a price of C$25 (US$15.68) per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$265m. The offering is expected to close on or about 11 April 2002.