CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN U.S.$
Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) today announced that it has mailed a letter to shareholders, along with a WHITE proxy. Agrium encourages shareholders to visit its website, www.agrium.com/proxy, to view the letter along with an important video message from Agrium President and CEO Mike Wilson.
"Agrium is getting strong support from its largest shareholders, but it is important that all shareholders vote the WHITE proxy as soon as possible," said Agrium Board Chair Victor J. Zaleschuk. "Given the dissident's determination to break up Agrium, your vote counts."
Agrium Shareholders: The Proxy to Vote is WHITE
Your vote is important, no matter how many shares you own - If you have not yet voted your WHITE proxy, please do so today FOR the election of the Agrium director nominees. Even if you have already voted using JANA's blue proxy, you can change your vote by submitting a WHITE Agrium proxy now, which will revoke any previously submitted proxy and be counted at the Meeting.
Proxies must be received by 11:00 a.m. (Calgary time) on April 5, 2013. Due to the limited time available, we recommend voting by internet, telephone or fax today or no later than 24 hours before the deadline. For ease of voting visit our website www.agrium.com/proxy.
Shareholders with questions or needing assistance in voting their WHITE proxy may call Agrium's Proxy Solicitation Agents as follows:
-- Canadian shareholders: CST Phoenix Advisors at 1-866-822-1242 (toll- free) or email email@example.com-- U.S. shareholders: Innisfree M&A Incorporated at 1-877-456-3442 (toll- free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org-- European shareholders: UK Toll Free: 0800 294 5237, European Investors outside the UK: +44 (0) 207 760 8956 or email email@example.com
Please discard any proxy or related materials you may receive from JANA Partners LLC.
Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America and Australia and a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America through our Advanced Technologies business unit. Agrium's strategy is to provide the crop inputs and services needed to feed a growing world. We focus on maximizing shareholder returns by driving continuous improvements to our base businesses, pursuing value-added growth opportunities across the crop input value chain and returning capital to shareholders.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
-- Canadian shareholders: CST Phoenix Advisors at 1-866-822-1242 (toll- free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org-- U.S. shareholders: Innisfree at 1-877-456-3442 (toll-free) or email email@example.com-- European shareholders: UK Toll Free: 0800 294 5237, European Investors outside the UK: +44 (0) 207 760 8956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org