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Agrium to Host Sell-Side Analyst Event in New York

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - Agrium Inc. (AGU.TO) (AGU) announced today it is hosting a sell-side analyst event the morning of January 28th, 2013 in New York City.

At the event, Agrium''s President & CEO, Mike Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Dyer, and Senior Vice President & President, Retail Business Unit, Richard Gearheard, along with other company leaders, will discuss the company''s strategy, operating performance and growth prospects, including an in depth review of Agrium Retail.

Presentations will commence at 8:30 a.m. ET and conclude at 1:00 p.m. A live audio webcast and listen only dial in number for the event will be available on our website, along with a downloadable copy of the presentations. A taped rebroadcast will also be available following the event.  Please visit www.agrium.com for further information.

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.