Agrium Declares Increased Dividend

Agrium Declares Increased Dividend 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 --  
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 January 17, 2013 to shareholders of record on December
31, 2012.  
The declaration of this dividend reflects the Board's previous
announcement respecting its intention to move to a quarterly dividend
payment schedule and to double the Corporate cash dividend from the
prior semi-annual dividend of $0.50 U.S. per common share. 
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 the enhanced
dividend tax credit. 
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 Inc.
Richard Downey
Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations
(403) 225-7357 
Agrium Inc.
Todd Coakwell
Manager, Investor Relations
(403) 225-7437 
Agrium Inc.
Mark Thompson
Analyst, Investor Relations
(403) 225-7761
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