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Mosaic to Increase Annual Dividend Program 150 Percent

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mosaic to Increase Annual Dividend Program 150 Percent08:00 EST Monday, February 27, 2012PLYMOUTH, Minn., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) announced during the Mosaic Analyst Day, hosted February 22, 2012, that its Board of Directors approved an annual dividend program of $0.50 per share. This program increases the annual targeted dividend 150 percent, from the current level of $0.20 per share. The new dividend program is planned to go into effect with the next regularly declared dividend, expected to be declared in April 2012.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060331/MOSAICLOGO)"In addition to using our strong cash flow to grow our world-class fertilizer business, we have a proven track record of returning capital to our shareholders", said Mosaic's President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Prokopanko. "This announcement to more than double the dividend reflects the confidence we have in the drivers of our business and our commitment to creating superior long-term shareholder value."The declaration and payment of any future dividends is subject to approval by Mosaic's Board of Directors. There can be no assurance that the Company's Board of Directors will declare future dividends.  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.This 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 financial and operating results. 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 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, implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's numeric water quality standards for the discharge of nutrients into Florida lakes and streams or possible efforts to reduce the flow of excess nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico; 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, 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 regulation, or Canadian resources 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, as well as 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, The Mosaic Company, +1-763-577-6187, rob.litt@mosaicco.com, or Investors, Laura Gagnon, The Mosaic Company, +1-763-577-8213, investor@mosaicco.com