Notice from the
20 Queen St. W.
Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
|Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario
||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2005
OSC TO HOLD HEARING REGARDING
AGRIUM’S OFFER TO ACQUIRE ALL OF THE OUTSTANDING INCOME DEPOSIT
SECURITIES ISSUED BY ROYSTER-CLARK LTD. AND ROYSTER-CLARK ULC
(Sections 104 and 127)
TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission will hold a hearing to consider the application made by Agrium Acquisition Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrium Inc., for a cease trade order under section 127 of the Securities Act, in connection with the Offer and Royster-Clark’s shareholder rights plan and the application made by Royster-Clark Ltd. and Royster Clark ULC under sections 104 and 127 of the Securities Act.
The hearing will be held on December 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. on the 17th floor of the Commission's offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto.
The applications are available on the OSC’s website (www.osc.gov.on.ca) . Further related documents will also be made available on the website when filed.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
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