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The Mosaic Company Wins 2013 Excellence Award In Corporate Philanthropy

The Mosaic Company Wins 2013 Excellence Award In Corporate Philanthropy 
The Mosaic Company Received Coveted Award for Global Agricultural Development 
Project 
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today received 
a 2013 Excellence Award in Corporate Philanthropy from The Committee 
Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP). The CECP President's Award 
recognizes Mosaic's success in helping smallhold farmers in Guatemala, India 
and eight African countries break the cycle of insufficient crop yields and 
poverty through The Mosaic Villages Project. 
President and CEO of The Mosaic Company, Jim Prokopanko, accepted the award 
today at The Annual Excellence Awards ceremony at The McGraw-Hill Companies in 
New York City. IBM also accepted The CECP Chairman's Excellence Award in 
Corporate Philanthropy for their IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. CECP recognizes 
these companies' commitments to the communities around them and for 
exemplifying the Award's four rigorous Standards of Excellence: CEO 
leadership, partnership, dedication to measurement, and innovation. 
"The independent jury that selected these two Excellence Award winners was 
deeply impressed by the widespread impact the corporations have had through 
the success of their programs," said Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP. "We 
congratulate the winners for applying their core business strategies to 
addressing some of the world's most pressing problems—and positively 
impacting individuals, families and cities around the world through corporate 
societal engagement." 
In partnership with non-governmental organizations, The Mosaic Villages 
Project works to bridge the gap between food security and water scarcity. 
Participating farmers are granted no-interest loans to buy crop nutrients and 
receive agronomic education, including the 4Rs (right time, right place, right 
source and right rate) of nutrient application. Farmers then repay their loan 
through the sale of surplus crop yields at harvest. On average, farmers 
participating in The Mosaic Villages Project have seen crop production 
increase three to five times over traditional farming practices. 
Additionally, Mosaic works with its implementing partners to address unique 
cultural and community development needs, including: 


    --  Supporting HELPS International install water filters and energy
        efficient stoves in Guatemalan villages to improve the health
        and well-being of farmers and their families; Mosaic also
        provided technical, science-based work to develop a Mayan
        heirloom seed bank with HELPS.
    --  Partnering with The Institute of Rural Research and Development
        (IRRAD) to build aquifer-recharging check dams in India that
        support both community drinking water and irrigation needs for
        farmers and their families.
    --  Working with Millennium Promise to bag and transport more than
        2,600 tonnes of fertilizer each year to African smallhold
        farmers in remote, water-stressed regions; existing supply
        channels are fragmented and do not fulfill farmers' needs.

"As a global leader in crop nutrition, Mosaic sits at the nexus of two of the 
world's most pressing problems—food security and water scarcity," Prokopanko 
said. "In order to fulfill our mission of helping the world grow the food it 
needs, Mosaic has a responsibility to bring its financial resources, 
innovative spirit and expertise to the table through strategic partnerships 
with effective organizations."

Learn more about The Mosaic Villages Project at www.mosaicco.com, and watch 
videos about each Guatemala, India and Africa project at 
www.youtube.com/MosaicCompany.

About CECP and Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy CECP draws together 
and empowers senior executives of the world's leading companies to achieve 
unprecedented progress on society challenges while driving business 
performance. Through high-powered connectivity and the platform to multiply 
investments in solving the world's most pressing issues, CECP is an 
irreplaceable tool catalyzing the forces that drive big change. CECP has 
presented Excellence Awards annually to more than 25 companies and non-profit 
partners since 2000. The awards jury comprises representatives from corporate, 
nonprofit, government, investment, consulting, media, and academic 
communities. www.corporatephilanthropy.org

About The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation  The Mosaic Company 
is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated 
phosphate and potash. Driven by its mission to help the world grow the food it 
needs, Mosaic is committed to strengthening global food security and 
protecting critical water resources. The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company 
Foundation make investments in and partner with best-of-class leaders in the 
focus areas of food, water and local community investments. www.mosaicco.com

Media, Rob Litt, The Mosaic Company, +1-763-577-6187, rob.litt@mosaicco.com, 
or Social Responsibility, Chris Lambe, The Mosaic Company, +1-763-577-8277, 
chris.lambe@mosaicco.com

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