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Last Build Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:01:34 EST

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Agrium and PotashCorp Announce Receipt of Final Regulatory Clearance and Set Closing Date for Merger of Equals

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:30:00 EST

SASKATOON, SK and CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 27, 2017) - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) (TSX: POT) (NYSE: POT) and Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) are pleased to announce today that they have received clearance from the United States' Federal Trade Commission and have now obtained all regulatory approvals required to close their proposed merger of equals transaction. The transaction is expected to close effective January 1, 2018 and remains subject to customary closing conditions.

Crop Production Services Settles Agreement on DOJ Complaint

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST

LOVELAND, CO--(Marketwired - December 21, 2017) - Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today that Crop Production Services ("CPS"), the retail business unit of Agrium, recently settled with the U.S. Department of Justice over claims that CPS discriminated against U.S. workers to fill a small number of temporary seasonal technician positions at its rice seed facility in Texas. These positions were filled under the previously used H-2A foreign workers visa program, the last time the program was used by the company was in 2016.