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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
U.S.A.

FORM 20-F/A

[ ] REGISTRATION STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 OR

[ X ] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012

OR

[ ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

OR

[ ] SHELL COMPANY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File No. 0-19884

LEADING BRANDS, INC.
[Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter]

Not Applicable
[Translation of Registrant’s name into English]

British Columbia, Canada
[Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization]

Suite 1800 – 1500 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6G 2Z6
[Address of principal executive offices]

Marilyn Kerzner, Director of Corporate Affairs
Phone Number: 604-685-5200
Facsimile: 604-685-5249
Suite 1800 - 1500 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6G 2Z6
(Name, telephone, e-mail and/or facsimile number and address of Company contact person)

Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class: Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Shares Without Par Value NASDAQ Capital Market

Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None
(Title of Class)

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Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act:

None
(Title of Class)

Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuer’s classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the annual report:

As of February 29, 2012, Leading Brands, Inc. had 3,236,668 Common Shares, without par value, outstanding.

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes [    ]    No [ X ]

If this report is an annual or transition report, indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes [    ]    No [ X ]

Note – Checking the box above will not relieve any registrant required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from their obligations under those Sections.

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding twelve months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes [ X ]    No [    ]

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes [ X ]    No [    ]

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer [   ] Accelerated filer [   ] Non-accelerated filer [ X ]

Indicate by check mark which basis of accounting the Registrant has used to prepare the financial statements included in this filing:

U.S. GAAP [ X ] International Financial Reporting Standards as issued Other [   ]
  by the International Accounting Standards Board [   ]  

If “Other” has been checked in response to the previous question, indicate by check mark which financial statement item the Registrant has elected to follow:
Item 17 [    ]    Item 18 [    ]

If this is an annual report, indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):
Yes [   ]    No [ X ]

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

The sole purpose of this Amendment to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 (the “20-F”), is to furnish the Interactive Data File exhibits pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T. No other changes have been made to the 20-F, and this Amendment has not been updated to reflect events occurring subsequent to the filing of the 20-F.

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Item 19. – Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
   
1.1

Certificate of Incorporation and Articles and amendments to the Articles and Memorandum of the Company, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibit 3.1 to the Form F-3, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2007.

 

1.2

Notice of Articles, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to the Form 6-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on February 3, 2010.


2.1

Form of Warrant, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibit 99.5 to the Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2007.

   
2.2

Amended and Restated Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement, incorporated by reference from prior filing on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 2, 2010.

   
8.1

Subsidiaries of the Registrant

   
12.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

   
12.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

   
13.1

Certifications of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

   
101 Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T

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SIGNATURES

The registrant hereby certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 20-F and that it has duly caused and authorized the undersigned to sign this annual report on its behalf.

LEADING BRANDS, INC.

/s/ Ralph McRae

Ralph D. McRae
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dated: June 14, 2012


INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No. Description
   
1.1

Certificate of Incorporation and Articles and amendments to the Articles and Memorandum of the Company, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibit 3.1 to the Form F-3, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2007.

 

1.2

Notice of Articles, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to the Form 6-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on February 3, 2010.

 

2.1

Form of Warrant, incorporated by reference from prior filing as Exhibit 99.5 to the Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2007.

 

2.2

Amended and Restated Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement, incorporated by reference from prior filing on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 2, 2010.

 

8.1

Subsidiaries of the Registrant

 

12.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

12.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

13.1

Certifications of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

   
101 Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T


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