Agrium Shareholders Vote in line with Management's Recommendations for All Resolutions at the Annual Shareholders Meeting

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 02, 2017) -

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Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) held its annual shareholders meeting on May 2, 2017, at Agrium Place in Calgary, Alberta. A total of 104,190,095 shares, representing 75.41% of shares outstanding were represented in person or by proxy.

Below are the results of the matters that were voted on by shareholders:

1. Election of Directors

Agrium's nine director nominees were elected:

         
Nominee   Votes For (percent)   Votes Withheld (percent)
Maura J. Clark   99.20%   0.80%
David C. Everitt   99.05%   0.95%
Russell K. Girling   99.45%   0.55%
Russell J. Horner   99.55%   0.45%
Miranda C. Hubbs   99.78%   0.22%
Chuck V. Magro   99.66%   0.34%
A. Anne McLellan   99.57%   0.43%
Derek G. Pannell   96.00%   4.00%
Mayo M. Schmidt   99.07%   0.93%
         

2. Appointment of Auditors

The re-appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors was approved.

     
Votes For (percent)   Votes Withheld (percent)
97.94%   2.06%
     

3. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The advisory vote on management's approach to executive compensation was approved.

     
Votes For (percent)   Votes Against (percent)
96.18%   3.82%
     

About Agrium

Agrium Inc. is a major global producer and distributor of agricultural products, services and solutions. Agrium produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of approximately eleven million tonnes and with significant competitive advantages across our product lines. We supply key products and services directly to growers, including crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, as well as agronomic and application services, thereby helping growers to meet the ever growing global demand for food and fibre. Agrium retail-distribution has an unmatched network of approximately 1,500 facilities and over 3,300 crop consultants who provide advice and products to our grower customers to help them increase their yields and returns on hundreds of different crops. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to improve the communities in which it operates through safety, education, environmental improvement and new technologies such as the development of precision agriculture and controlled release nutrient products. Agrium is focused on driving operational excellence across our businesses, pursuing value-enhancing growth opportunities and returning capital to shareholders. For more information visit: www.agrium.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Investor/Media Relations:

Richard Downey
Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations
(403) 225-7357

Todd Coakwell
Director, Investor Relations
(403) 225-7437

Louis Brown
Analyst, Investor Relations
(403) 225-7761

For Further Information

Investor/Media Relations:

Richard Downey

VP, Investor/Corporate Relations and Market Research

(403) 225-7357

Todd Coakwell

Director, Investor Relations

(403) 225-7437

Louis Brown

Analyst, Investor Relations

(403) 225-7761