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Press release from Marketwire

Agrium Declares Dividend

Friday, February 22, 2013

Agrium Declares Dividend12:03 EST Friday, February 22, 2013CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2013) -ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN U.S.$The Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) announced today that it has approved a dividend of $0.50 U.S. per common share to be paid on April 18, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 28, 2013. All dividends paid by Agrium Inc. are, pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act, designated as eligible dividends. An eligible dividend paid to a Canadian resident is entitled to an enhanced gross-up and dividend tax credit.About AgriumAgrium 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 provide the crop inputs and services needed to feed a growing world. We focus on maximizing shareholder returns by driving continuous improvements to our base businesses, pursuing value-added growth opportunities across the crop input value chain and returning capital to shareholders.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Agrium Inc.Richard DowneyVice President, Investor & Corporate Relations(403) 225-7357Agrium Inc.Todd CoakwellDirector, Investor Relations(403) 225-7437Agrium Inc.Mark ThompsonAnalyst, Investor Relations(403) 225-7761www.agrium.com