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Robert D. Miller Named Senior Vice President, Salt For Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) announced today that Robert (“Bob”) Miller has been appointed senior vice president of the company’s salt division in North America effective Nov. 1. In this role, he will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that maximize the earnings and operational efficiency of the company’s North American highway deicing and consumer and industrial businesses.

“Bob brings valuable commercial and operational expertise to our organization,” said Fran Malecha, president and CEO of Compass Minerals. “He has an impressive record of growing the profitability of commodity businesses by building high-performance teams, establishing organic growth initiatives and effectively integrating tuck-in acquisitions. Bob’s ability to improve business results will be a great asset as we work to capitalize on our salt division’s many strengths.”

Miller has more than 30 years of broad management experience in sales, marketing, transportation and logistics. He most recently served as U.S. country manager for Glencore, a Switzerland-based commodity trading and mining company, where he was responsible for developing the firm’s asset and trading presence in the U.S. and Mexico. He has also held leadership positions with Viterra, General Mills and Yakima Chief.

About Compass Minerals

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Compass Minerals is a leading producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and magnesium chloride. The company provides highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the United Kingdom and specialty fertilizer to growers worldwide. Compass Minerals also produces consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial foods, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural and industrial applications. Compass Minerals also provides records management services to businesses throughout the U.K. For more information, visit www.compassminerals.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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