"We also note that Agrium's opposition to adding a minority of new voices to the board was based on its claim that an overwhelming number of shareholders did not favor such change," he added. "Now that this has been disproven, it is time to accept that result rather than continuing to fight behind the scenes."
Mr. Rosenstein also called on the Agrium board to put the campaign behind it and start the important work of coming together for the benefit of all shareholders.
"There is no good reason why the full board cannot work with a small number of new directors, particularly given the many areas of mutual agreement, including the importance of cost management, the benefits of a shareholder-friendly capital allocation policy, the value of enhanced disclosure to shed light on the value of Agrium's businesses, and the benefits of properly incentivizing management to profitably grow those businesses," he said. "There is also no harm that can come from hearing our opinions on matters where we disagree. We are ready to put this campaign behind us and turn to the much more fruitful task of working together collaboratively, and we ask that the full board join us in doing so."
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