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Agrium CEO Michael Wilson.
Agrium CEO Michael Wilson.

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Jana a ‘pain in the arse’: Agrium CEO

For Agrium Inc.’s chief executive officer, the fight against activist shareholder Jana Partners is “an absolute pain in the arse.”

On Tuesday, Agrium CEO Michael Wilson reiterated that Jana had “picked the wrong target” when it went after the Calgary-based fertilizer giant.

“To me it’s an absolute pain in the arse, and it is a distraction, but that’s fine, I can handle that,” Mr. Wilson told an audience of investors, analysts and miners in Florida on Tuesday.