January 29, 2013
Agrium (NYSE: AGU ) has been under fire since last year from its largest shareholder, JANA Partners, for its handling of the retail portion of its integrated fertilizer business. While Agrium management has initiated some of the suggestions from JANA Partners, such as a boost to the dividend and an increase in reporting from its retail segment, there are still some outstanding issues. In a recent presentation however, management was outspoken in favor of this business combination and its positive benefits for Agrium shareholders.
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