DEERFIELD, Ill. -- CF Industries Holdings Inc. announced that at the company's Annual Meeting here, based on a preliminary count provided by its proxy solicitor, CF Industries stockholders elected three members of the board of directors, ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2009 and approved the 2009 Equity and Incentive Plan.



"Our stockholders have voted and the message is clear - our Board of Directors has received overwhelming support," said Stephen R. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of CF Industries. "The Board and management team remain committed to delivering stockholder value and executing our long-term business strategy."



Stephen A. Furbacher, David R. Harvey and John D. Johnson were reelected to serve as directors for three-year terms. Harvey and Johnson have both been on the CF Industries board since August 2005 and Furbacher since July 2007.



KPMG served as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2008.
The 2009 Equity and Incentive Plan will replace the 2005 Equity and Incentive Plan.



According to the preliminary count provided by CF Industries' proxy solicitor, there was more than an 80-percent vote for the 2009 Equity and Incentive Plan as well as for ratifying KPMG. In addition, there was more than an 80-percent vote for Furbacher and Harvey, and more than a 75-percent vote for Johnson. The modest increase in the number of withhold votes is not significantly different from last year's Annual Meeting.



The preliminary count is subject to the official tabulation of vote results, which will be provided by CF Industries' independent inspector of elections, IVS Associates, Inc., in approximately one week.



CF Industries Holdings Inc. headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., is the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF Industries, Inc. is a major producer and distributor of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products. CF Industries operates world-scale nitrogen fertilizer plants in Donaldsonville, La., and Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes fertilizer products through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns a 50 percent interest in KEYTRADE AG, a global fertilizer trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland.



SOURCE: CF Industries Holdings Inc. via Business Wire.