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The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry. We are a single source supplier of phosphate and potash based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. We serve customers in approximately 40 countries. We have phosphate mining operations in Florida and phosphate production facilities in Florida and Louisiana; potash mines and production facilities in Saskatchewan, Canada, and New Mexico; and other production, blending or distribution operations, equity investments and joint ventures in nearly a dozen countries, including the top four nutrient consuming countries in the world: China, India, United States, and Brazil.

Additional information about Mosaic and its business is available in its annual report and Form 10-K, quarterly reports or Form 10-Q, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The common stock trades under the legal name The Mosaic Company. Mosaic common stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MOS”. The company headquarters are located at 3033 Campus Drive, Suite E490, Plymouth, MN 55441.

As of May 25, 2011, each share of Common Stock (CUSIP 61945A 10 7) of (“old”) The Mosaic Company was exchanged for one ("new”) share of Common Stock (CUSIP 61945C 10 3) of The Mosaic Company on a share for share basis.

Holders of “old” Mosaic common stock will not recognize any gain or loss upon exchange of their shares of Mosaic common stock for “new” Mosaic common stock in the transaction. Your aggregate tax basis in the “new” Mosaic common stock that you receive in the exchange will equal your aggregate tax basis in the “old” Mosaic common stock you surrender, and your holding period for the “new” Mosaic common stock that you receive in the exchange will include your holding period for the shares of “old” Mosaic common stock that you surrender. If you acquired different blocks of “old” Mosaic common stock at different times and at different prices, your tax basis and holding period in the “new” Mosaic common stock that you receive may be determined with reference to each block of “old” Mosaic common stock. Tax matters are very complicated. This information is furnished for your assistance only, and you are urged to consult your personal tax advisor regarding the tax consequences (if any) of the transaction.

Yes, for history of dividends paid to Mosaic’s shareholders, please refer to the dividend page on the investor relations website. Note, the declaration and payment of any future dividends is subject to approval by Mosaic's Board of Directors. There can be no assurance that the Board of Directors will declare future dividends.

Mosaic’s transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, 59 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, and can be reached at 800.937.5449.

All tax statement questions can be directed to Mosaic’s transfer agent: American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, 59 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, 800.937.5449.

At present, the company does not offer a direct purchase program nor does the company have a dividend reinvestment program.

Yes, the company holds quarterly conference calls following the reporting of its financial results. Individual shareholders will be able to listen to the call through a link provided on this website. Shareholders and other interested individuals can sign up for e-mail alerts about upcoming webcasts, conference calls and other company events on this site.

The company’s annual meetings of stockholders will be held in May. Additional information can be found in the most recent proxy statement available on the investor relations website.

A list of analysts covering Mosaic is available on our website. Click here to view more details.

Mosaic was formed in October, 2004 from a combination of IMC Global Inc. and the fertilizer businesses of Cargill, Incorporated. Prior to this combination, IMC Global was a publicly held company with the ticker symbol IGL which was based in Lake Forest, IL. IMC Global had previously merged with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FTX) in December 1997, when holders of Freeport McMoRan (FTX) received 0.9 shares of IMC Global for each share of FTX they owned. They also received 1/3 of a warrant (IGLWS / CUSIP #449669118) and approximately 0.2 share of Freeport- McMoRan Sulfur Inc., which is now known as McMoRan Exploration Co. (MMR). The warrants expired in December 2000 with no value. Mosaic has no relationship with MMR, or with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.

This partnership was originally known as Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners Limited Partnership. Limited partnership units in FRP were publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. When FTX merged into IMC Global, the name was changed to Phosphate Resource Partners Limited Partnership (NYSE: PLP). PLP was merged into a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMC Global shortly before the combination of IMC Global and Cargill's fertilizer businesses. In the merger PLP unit holders received one share of IMC Global for each five PLP units they held. Like other IMC Global shares, these shares then converted to shares of Mosaic. There is no longer a market for the PLP units. For further questions about past stock ownership or certificates, please contact our stock transfer agent: American Stock Transfer and Trust, 59 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10036. Their toll free number is 877.248.6417. K-1 tax statements are no longer issued as PLP no longer exists. The last K-1 statements issued were for the period of July 1, 2004 – October 19, 2004 which was the merger date.

Employee questions regarding stock options should be directed to human resources. Please call HR Connect at 855.660.6947.

Cargill does not own any shares of Mosaic. Mosaic maintains several commercial agreements with Cargill and its affiliates. We negotiated each of these agreements on the basis of what we believe to be competitive market practices.

Please send an email to investor@mosaicco.com..


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