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Agrium Inc. produces, retails, and distributes the crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and agronomics primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment supplies crop protection products, such as herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and adjuvant products; crop nutrients, including dry and liquid nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulfur, and micronutrients; seeds; and merchandise comprising fencing, feed supplements, livestock-related animal health products, irrigation equipment, and other products. It also provides product application, soil and leaf testing, crop scouting, seed treatment, cattle, livestock and wool marketing, insurance, and real estate, as well as offers plant nutrient and precision agriculture software packages. The Wholesale segment produces, markets, and distributes a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash, and phosphate-based crop nutrient products to agricultural and industrial customers. The company also offers crop-inputs technology and precision agriculture services under the Echelon brand name; and supplies specialty fertilizers. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium Inc. in 1995. Agrium Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

15,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 1931

agrium inc (AGU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $620.4K
Senior Vice President and President of Wholes...
Total Annual Compensation: $545.6K
Executive Vice President and President of Ret...
Total Annual Compensation: $524.0K
Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $577.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Agrium Announces Pricing of USD 500 Million Debentures Offering

Agrium announced that it has agreed to issue USD 500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% debentures due 15 January 2045. The company stated that the debentures will be issued at a price of 99.491% of the aggregate principal amount, will only be offered and sold in the US and will be unsecured and rank equally with its existing senior unsecured debt. Net proceeds will be used by the company to reduce short term debt and for general corporate purposes. This offering is expected to close on or about 18 November 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The joint book-running managers are Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, RBC Capital Markets and Scotia Capital (USA).

Agrium Mulls Acquisitions

Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) is seeking acquisitions. Steve Dyer, President - Retail of Agrium said, "And again, we see that continuing for us as we do more tuck-in acquisitions, have the ability to consolidate as well as we continue to invest in building out our hub and spoke model. So again, allow us to consolidate and facilitates in and provide more modern facilities to keep up with the changing environment with our customers as well."

Agrium to Eliminate 500 Jobs

As part of its goal to achieve $475 million in savings by 2017 Agrium has targeted the elimination of 500 jobs and plans to sell what it describes as non-essential business assets. The company said that the producer is seeking increased savings in its operations and will try to sell business elements it views as non-core to its future success, which include its micronutrients division and UAN (urea ammonium nitrate) operations in Europe. The company will also be looking to reduce operating and administrative cost across the company in order to reach the savings goal. It hopes to also see savings from reducing the amount of working capital it has earmarked for its farm retail operations.


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