SOURCE: Agrium Inc.

Agrium Inc.

April 23, 2015 11:29 ET

Agrium to Divest West Sacramento Site

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today that it intends to divest the West Sacramento product upgrade facility and site in 2015. The site has access to tidewater and imports the raw materials to produce UAN solutions for the California market. Over the past two years, the site has produced on average about 200,000 tonnes of nitrogen solution products. The decision to divest the site was made as part of Agrium's portfolio review and any impact on financials are expected to be negligible.  

About Agrium

Agrium Inc. is a major global crop input 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. 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.

About Sacramento site

The Sacramento facility has the capacity to produce approximately 200,000 tonnes of nitrogen solution fertilizer and has an import terminal accessible to tidewater for the importation of raw materials for the production of UAN. The site employs approximately 30 people. 

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

    For local media calls please contact:

    Ron Garcia
    Plant Manager, West Sacramento Nitrogen Operations
    (916) 375-6112

    Other Media/Investor questions:
    Richard Downey
    Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations
    (403) 225-7357

    Todd Coakwell
    Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7437

    Louis Brown
    Analyst, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7761

    Contact us at: www.agrium.com