SOURCE: InsideMetals.com

May 08, 2008 05:00 ET

"InsideMetals.com" Adds Four Potash Fertilizer Producers to Its Popular Gold & Mineral Stocks Shopping Mall

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - InsideMetals.com, an internet website that provides easy access to a detailed, value-added, WORLD VIEW of Gold Producer Stocks, Mineral Producer Stocks, and Junior Gold & Mineral Stocks, reported today that it has added four potash fertilizer producing stocks to its Mineral Producer Stocks section on the Insidemetals.com Gold & Minerals Shopping Mall.

This content area features metal and mineral producer stocks listed on U.S. and Canadian stock exchanges. Mineral Producer Stocks generate a majority of their revenue from non-precious metals resources such as base metals, fertilizer minerals, coal, uranium, diamonds, and industrial minerals.

The newly featured companies are described below as miners and manufactures of fertilizer minerals and specialty chemicals.

Compass Mineral International Inc.: listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a leading producer of industrial minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and magnesium chloride. On May 1, 2008, Compass Minerals announced that it intends to redeem $70 million in 12% Senior Subordinated Discounted Notes, due 2013 for approximately $74.3 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest on June 2, 2008, the first call date under the indenture.

Intrepid Potash Inc.: listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a producer of potash and salt products for agriculture and industrial use. On April 29, 2008, 34.5 million shares of Intrepid were offered in an initial public offering priced at $32.00 per share.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan: listed on the New York Stock Exchange and produces phosphate and potash. On April 24, 2008, Potash Corp. reported earning $1.74 a share for the first quarter 2008, up 181% from the year earlier quarter. Potash has raised its 2008 earnings guidance.

The Mosaic Company: listed on the New York Stock Exchange and produces phosphate and potash. On April 16, 2008, Mosaic announced that Canpotex Ltd., the export association of Saskatchewan potash producers reached a potash supply agreement with Sinofert in China. The new contract calls for the shipment of 1 million tonnes of potash at $576 per tonne, FOB Vancouver. This is a $400 per tonne increase over the price in 2007.

"These four listed companies operate some of the largest, and best known potash and phosphate mines in the world," said InsideMetals.com editor, Mike Mapa. "Three of these fertilizer producers have been some of the hottest performing stocks in the last year. Intrepid just started trading on April 23, 2008."

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