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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Agrium Inc.:

Russell Girling,

From The Globe and Mail

The directors of Agrium Inc. are pleased to announce the election of Russell Girling to the Board of Directors as of May 9, 2006.

Mr. Girling brings over 20 years of business experience to our Board. Currently, Mr. Girling is President, Pipelines for TransCanada Corporation and responsible for TransCanadaís regulated businesses in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Girling is also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC PipeLines, LP. Previously, Mr. Girling was Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada Corporation. Mr. Girling also serves as a Director of the Alberta Childrenís Hospital Fund. Mr. Girling holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA in Finance from the University of Calgary.

Agrium Inc. is a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty fertilizers, and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America. Agrium produces and markets three primary groups of nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as controlled release fertilizers and micronutrients. Agriumís strategy is to grow through incremental expansion of its existing operations and acquisitions as well as the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities.

Agrium trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol AGU. For more information, visit Agriumís website:


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