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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) (TSX and NYSE: POT) and Agrium (TSX and NYSE: AGU) today announced that India has approved their proposed merger of equals transaction.  An Indian appellate court has approved a settlement reached between the merger parties and the Competition Commission of India(“CCI”) and has directed the CCI to issue a clearance order. The CCI’s approval will …

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) (TSX and NYSE: POT) and Agrium (TSX and NYSE: AGU) today announced that India has approved their proposed merger of equals transaction.
 An Indian appellate court has approved a settlement reached between the merger parties and the Competition Commission of India(“CCI”) and has directed the CCI to issue a clearance order. The CCI’s approval will be conditioned on the parties’ commitment to divest PotashCorp’s minority shareholdings in Arab Potash, Israel Chemicals and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. within a period of 18 months from the issuance of the order. The companies are permitted to consummate the merger prior to the divestments.

The companies previously received unconditional clearance for the merger in CanadaBrazil and Russia. The regulatory review and approval process continues in the U.S. and China and the parties expect to close the transaction by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.
Upon closing the merger transaction, the new company will be named Nutrien. As the largest global provider of crop inputs and services, Nutrien will play a critical role in “Feeding the Future” by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner.

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