Agrium Inc.

Agrium Inc.

December 13, 2007 17:30 ET

Agrium Declares Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2007) - The Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) has declared a dividend of five and one half cents U.S. per common share to be paid on January 10, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2007.

All dividends paid by Agrium Inc. are, pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act, designated as eligible dividends. An eligible dividend paid to a Canadian resident is entitled to the enhanced dividend tax credit.

The Company expects that its previously announced offering of common shares will close on or about December 18, 2007. Holders of the common shares issued pursuant to such equity offering who hold such common shares on December 31, 2007 will be entitled to receive this dividend declared by the Board of Directors today.

About Agrium

Agrium Inc. is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America and a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. Agrium produces and markets three primary groups of nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as controlled release fertilizers and micronutrients. Agrium's strategy is to grow through incremental expansion of its existing operations and acquisitions as well as the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities.


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. These risk factors relative to these statements include: the Company's inability to pay the dividend it has declared payable, a delay in closing the Company's previously announced equity offering beyond the record date for the declared dividend, as well as other risk factors listed from time to time in Agrium's reports and comprehensive public disclosure documents including Agrium's Annual Information Form, and in other Agrium filings with securities commissions in Canada (on SEDAR at and the United States (on EDGAR at

Contact Information

  • Agrium Investor/Media Relations:
    Richard Downey
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7357
    Agrium Investor/Media Relations:
    Ashley Harris
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7437