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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Agrium Inc.:

Anne McLellan,

From The Globe and Mail

The directors of Agrium Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C. to the Board of Directors commencing September 28th, 2006.

Ms. McLellan brings approximately 30 years of political, policymaking, and legal experience. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1993 to 2006, serving as Deputy Prime Minister from December 2003 to January 2006. Throughout her career she has held numerous ministerial posts, including: Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Health and the first Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Ms. McLellan taught law at the Universities of New Brunswick and Alberta. She holds both Bachelor of Arts and Laws degrees from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws degree from Kingís College, University of London. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nexen Inc. and is Counsel at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. In addition, in May of this year, she was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Institute for United States Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.

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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