Compass Minerals Declares Dividend

First graph, first sentence of release should read: The board of directors of Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.495 per share payable September 14, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012 (sted The board of directors of Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.495 per share payable August 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012).

The corrected release reads:

COMPASS MINERALS DECLARES DIVIDEND

The board of directors of Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.495 per share payable September 14, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012. The company’s board increased the quarterly dividend by 10 percent in February of this year to demonstrate Compass Minerals’ ongoing commitment to deliver tangible value to its shareholders. This is the thirty-fifth consecutive quarter that Compass Minerals has declared a dividend since becoming public in December of 2003.

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.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the company's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors including those factors identified in the "Risk Factors" sections of our Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

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