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The Mosaic Company Introduces Nexfos?

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Mosaic Company Introduces Nexfos?16:31 EDT Thursday, September 01, 2011Mosaic Feed Ingredients receives patent approval for first innovation in feed-grade phosphate in 40 yearsPLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) announced that it recently received patent approval for Nexfos?, a granulated feed-grade monodicalcium phosphate for use in animal and poultry feed."Nexfos is the first innovation in feed-grade phosphate in 40 years," said Eddy Fontana, Ph.D., regional feed sales manager for Mosaic. "At Mosaic, we've taken a commodity?phosphorous?and added value to create an improved feed-grade phosphate."As the next generation of feed-grade phosphate, Nexfos features increased efficiency, enhanced bioavailability and a higher, more sustainable concentration of phosphate. Commercial trials showed Nexfos enhanced throughput and improved energy efficiency in the milling process. The unique Nexfos formulation also results in superior pelleting and physical qualities for ease of handling and uniform dispersion in mixed feeds and minerals.Production of Nexfos will begin during fall 2011.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.SOURCE The Mosaic CompanyFor further information: Media, Rob Litt, +1-763-577-6187, rob.litt@mosaicco.com, or Investors, Laura Gagnon, +1-763-577-8213, investor@mosaicco.com, both of The Mosaic Company