Agrium Inc.
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Agrium Inc.

January 20, 2006 08:33 ET

Agrium Reminds Royster-Clark Holders to Tender Now

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2006) - Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) today reminded all Royster-Clark investors to tender their Income Depositary Securities (IDSs) as soon as possible in order to benefit from Agrium's premium offer of $11.00 (Canadian) cash per IDS.

Agrium's offer expires at midnight (Vancouver) time on Monday, January 23, 2006. However, because investment dealers have different cut-off times for the acceptance of tendered units, Royster-Clark IDS holders are advised to contact their brokers immediately to ensure their units are deposited in time to be taken up and paid for under the terms of the offer.

Georgeson Shareholder Communications Inc. has been retained by Agrium as information agent for the Offer. Please contact them toll-free at 1-866-787-5864 with any questions. If you require additional copies of the Offer material, a free copy is available at http://www.agrium.com/investor_information/6203.jsp.

Agrium Inc. is a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America. 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.


Contact Information

  • Agrium Inc.
    Richard Downey
    Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7357
    or
    Agrium Inc.
    Christine Gillespie
    Investor Relations Manager
    (403) 225-7437
    or
    Agrium Inc.
    John Lute
    Media Relations
    (416) 929-5883
    Website: www.agrium.com