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Press release from Marketwire

Agrium to host Investor Day in Chicago

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Agrium to host Investor Day in Chicago13:18 EDT Wednesday, May 16, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) announced today it is hosting an investor conference in Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois the morning of June 13th, 2012 with an associated tour of an Agrium Retail Farm Center in the afternoon. Management will be hosting a dinner the evening prior (June 12th) with a guest speaker from the Chicago Board of Trade.Presentations will take place on the morning of June 13th and include an introduction and overview by Mike Wilson, Agrium President and Chief Executive Officer. Other key executives and management personnel will discuss Agrium's strategy, growth plans and outlook for our business. To register and to obtain more information on the conference, visit Agrium's website at www.agrium.com. A webcast of the formal presentations will be available on Agrium's website live or in replay mode at www.agrium.com. The webcast of the presentations will begin at 7:45 a.m. CT, June 13th, 2012. About Agrium Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America and Australia and a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America through our Advanced Technologies business unit. Agrium's strategy is to grow across the value chain through acquisition, incremental expansion of its existing operations and through the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities. Our strategy places particular emphasis on growth opportunities that both increase and stabilize our earnings profile in the continuing transformation of Agrium.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Richard DowneyAgrium Inc.Vice President, Investor/Corporate Relations(403) 225-7357ORTodd CoakwellAgrium Inc.Manager, Investor Relations(403) 225-7437ORMark ThompsonAgrium Inc.Analyst, Investor Relations(403) 225-7761www.agrium.com