Source: The Mosaic Company via Businesswire.com

The Mosaic Company and Cargill jointly announced a transaction that would result in the distribution of Cargill's 64 percent stake, or 286 million share position, in Mosaic to Cargill's shareholders and debt holders.


The transaction will enable Cargill to accomplish several important objectives, including maintaining its status as a private company while meeting the diversification and distribution needs of the charitable trusts and foundation (collectively the "Charitable Trusts") formed through the estate planning of Margaret A. Cargill, one of Cargill's largest shareholders, who died in 2006. The transaction also will enhance Cargill's credit profile and ensure that the company's financial results, compensation plans and management focus are fully aligned with the performance of the businesses Cargill directly manages. 

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