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JANA Partners Releases Letter From Independent Nominees For Agrium Board

Barry Rosenstein

David Bullock

Mitchell Jacobson

The Hon. Lyle Vanclief, P.C., P. AG (Dist)

Stephen Clark

  • Barry Rosenstein.  Founder and Managing Partner of JANA Partners LLC, which has a 12-year track record of value-creating change and is Agrium's largest shareholder.
  • David Bullock.  Over 20 years of operational finance experience including in ag distribution as the past CFO and COO of United Agri Products Inc. (UAP), which Agrium has cited as a direct comparable to its Retail business.  Dave executed UAP's turnaround, working capital reduction plan and growth strategy, generating a return of over 1,700% from the time of UAP's leveraged buyout to its sale to Agrium.
  • Mitchell Jacobson.  Over 35 years of distribution experience including as past CEO, current Chairman and principal shareholder of MSC Industrial, which Agrium has cited as a direct comparable to its Retail business.  Mitch built MSC into a leading distribution company, generating a return of approximately 800% as a public company, and creating a market capitalization of more than $5 billion.
  • Hon. Lyle Vanclief.  Former Canadian federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food and member of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.  A 22-year career as an agricultural entrepreneur where he was a direct customer of agricultural distribution companies like Agrium.
  • Stephen Clark.  Over 30 years of distribution experience including as past CEO and current director of Brenntag AG, which Agrium has cited as a direct comparable to its Retail business.  Stephen built Brenntag into the world's largest chemical distribution company with a market capitalization of more than $9 billion, generating a return of over 1,900% from the time it was taken private in 2003 through its current public company status.


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