Phosphate Drives Port of Tampa Economic Impact

                Phosphate Drives Port of Tampa Economic Impact

The Mosaic Company and Other Local Phosphate Producers and Vendors Contribute
$10.6 Billion and More Than 40,000 Jobs to Tampa Bay Economy

PR Newswire

TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2013

TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phosphate, a Port of Tampa mainstay
export for the past century, accounts for more than two-thirds of the Port's
$15.1 billion annual economic activity. In addition, the phosphate industry
supports more than half of the Port's 80,000 direct, indirect and related
jobs, according to a new study released yesterday by the Tampa Port Authority.

"The importance of phosphate nutrients on a global scale has put the Port of
Tampa on the map in the international trading arena," said Paul Anderson, CEO
and Port Director of the Tampa Port Authority. "As we continue our path
forward to diversify, phosphate will continue to play a vital role in driving
the backbone of success for the Port of Tampa as well as the Tampa Bay

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), the world's leading producer of concentrated
phosphate crop nutrients, and CF Industries, Inc., another phosphate producer
with operations in the area, create more than half of the 10,573 direct jobs
at the Port from the movement of phosphate rock and raw materials as well as
crop nutrition and animal feed supplies and products. Other phosphate-related
companies also support this economic activity.

"Phosphate continues to be a significant contributor to jobs and the Tampa Bay
economy, as well as the Port of Tampa," said Bo Davis, Senior Vice President
of Phosphate Operations at Mosaic, which employs more than 3,200 Central
Florida residents. "Our long-standing relationship with the Port allows us to
effectively deliver on our mission to help the world grow the food it needs."

The Port of Tampa connects Central Florida, the state's epicenter for
phosphate mining and production, to consumers both domestically and
internationally. The regional phosphate fertilizer production industry
accounts for nearly 12 million tons, or roughly 35 percent, of cargo through
the port of Tampa.

For the full economic impact study from the Tampa Port Authority, click here.

About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of
concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source
provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the
global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at

SOURCE The Mosaic Company

Contact: Martha Monfried, The Mosaic Company, 813-500-6690,
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