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Mosaic Sets Meeting Date and Record Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders in Connection With Cargill Transaction

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mosaic Sets Meeting Date and Record Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders in Connection With Cargill Transaction09:00 EDT Monday, April 11, 2011PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) will hold a special meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon certain matters in connection with its previously announced split-off transaction with Cargill.  The special meeting is scheduled to be held on May 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.  The meeting will be held at Atria Corporate Center, 3033 Campus Drive, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441.  Stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 23, 2011, will be entitled to vote by proxy or in person at the special meeting.  Stockholders of record are invited to attend the meeting in person and vote their shares by completing a ballot at the meeting.  Street name stockholders may vote their shares in person at the meeting only with a signed letter or other proxy from their broker, bank, trust or other nominee giving the right to vote the shares.  Members of the Mosaic 401(k) Plan or the Mosaic Union Savings Plan may submit a proxy vote and may attend the meeting, but may not vote the plan shares in person at the meeting. Attendance at the meeting will be limited to Mosaic's stockholders and invited guests. Attendees may be asked to present valid picture identification, such as a driver's license or passport, before being admitted to the meeting.  If shares are held in street name, stockholders may also be asked to provide proof of ownership in the form of a recent brokerage statement or letter from their broker to be admitted to the meeting. For more information on the location of the meeting or directions, please contact Investor Relations at investor@mosaicco.com.About The Mosaic CompanyThe Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.  Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry.  More information on the company is available at www.mosaicco.com.  Important InformationIn connection with the proposed split-off transaction, GNS II (U.S.) Corp. ("M Holdings") has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement of Mosaic that also constitutes a prospectus of M Holdings. Mosaic will deliver the final proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders. Investors and holders of Mosaic securities are strongly encouraged to read the proxy statement/prospectus (and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC) because it will contain important information relating to the proposed transaction. You may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus and other related documents filed by Mosaic and M Holdings with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement/prospectus  and the other documents may also be obtained for free by accessing Mosaic's website at www.mosaicco.com under the tab "Investors". This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Such an offer may be made solely by a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The distribution of this communication may, in some countries, be restricted by law or regulation. Accordingly, persons who come into possession of this document should inform themselves of and observe these restrictions. Participants in this Transaction Mosaic and M Holdings and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Mosaic's stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the Mosaic stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC. You can find information about the executive officers and directors of Mosaic in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2010 filed with the SEC on July 23, 2010 and in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on August 24, 2010. You can obtain free copies of these documents from Mosaic using the website information above. More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by securities holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the final proxy statement/prospectus and other material to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future strategic plans and other statements about future financial and operating results, including statements about the proposed split-off by Cargill, Incorporated of its equity interest in The Mosaic Company and related transactions (the "Split-Off"), the terms and effects of the proposed Split-Off, the nature and impact of the proposed Split-Off and benefits of the proposed Split-Off.  Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of The Mosaic Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to risks and uncertainties arising from the predictability and volatility of, and customer expectations about, agriculture, fertilizer, raw material, energy and transportation markets that are subject to competitive and other pressures and economic and credit market conditions; the level of inventories in the distribution channels for crop nutrients; changes in foreign currency and exchange rates; international trade risks; changes in government policy; changes in environmental and other governmental regulation, including greenhouse gas regulation and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's numeric water quality standards for the discharge of nutrients into Florida lakes and streams; further developments in the lawsuit involving the federal wetlands permit for the extension of the Company's South Fort Meade, Florida, mine into Hardee County, including orders, rulings, injunctions or other actions by the court or actions by the plaintiffs, the Army Corps of Engineers or others in relation to the lawsuit, or any actions the Company may identify and implement in an effort to mitigate the effects of the lawsuit; other difficulties or delays in receiving, or increased costs of, or revocation of, necessary governmental permits or approvals; the effectiveness of the Company's processes for managing its strategic priorities; adverse weather conditions affecting operations in Central Florida or the Gulf Coast of the United States, including potential hurricanes or excess rainfall; actual costs of various items differing from management's current estimates, including, among others, asset retirement, environmental remediation, reclamation or other environmental obligations, or Canadian resource taxes and royalties; accidents and other disruptions involving Mosaic's operations, including brine inflows at its Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, potash mine and other potential mine fires, floods, explosions, seismic events or releases of hazardous or volatile chemicals; the possibility that the expected timeline for the proposed Split-Off may be delayed or the proposed Split-Off may not occur, or that there may be difficulties with realizing the benefits of the proposed Split-Off; and other risks and uncertainties reported from time to time in The Mosaic Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. SOURCE The Mosaic CompanyFor further information: MEDIA, Rob Litt, +1-763-577-6187; or INVESTORS, Laura Gagnon, +1-763-577-8213, both for The Mosaic Company