Mosaic Honored for Community and Philanthropic Leadership in Saskatchewan and Florida

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PLYMOUTH, Minn., Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ -- In connection with National Philanthropy Day, The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals -- Regina & Area Chapter in Saskatchewan and the Philanthropic Corporation of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals -- Florida Suncoast Chapter for its community leadership and corporate giving.

Mosaic was nominated for the award in Saskatchewan by the Regina Symphony Orchestra and Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Mosaic's corporate leadership and community giving in Saskatchewan include gifts to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, Esterhazy Health Foundation, Moose Jaw Health Foundation and Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society. In addition, Mosaic demonstrates its mission of helping the world grow the food it needs through its efforts to raise more than 6,000 pounds of food at the Queen City Ex, a Regina, Saskatchewan, exhibition, and its involvement with Hunger in Moose Jaw, where it contributes to feeding almost 250 meals per day.

In Florida, Mosaic was nominated for the award by The Florida Aquarium, Hillsborough Education Foundation and Tampa Bay History Center. Mosaic's community leadership in central Florida includes significant gifts to ecosystem education and habitat preservation with The Florida Aquarium and Audubon of Florida. Mosaic also invests in local communities through its support of Hillsborough Education Foundation and Tampa Bay History Center. Mosaic further commits to addressing food security in communities through its hunger relief partnership with Feeding America Tampa Bay and the Home Runs for Food Program with the Tampa Bay Rays.

"Mosaic is committed to corporate and philanthropic leadership in the communities where we live and work, including financial and product contributions and the volunteer time of our employees," said Jim Prokopanko, Mosaic's president and CEO. "We focus on partnerships that establish long-term relationships with organizations, and we are honored to receive recognition as a result for some of these partnerships in Saskatchewan and Florida."

Mosaic invests in its global communities through financial grants, employee contributions and in-kind product and expertise donations. Globally, Mosaic and The Mosaic Company Foundation made $12.6 million in grants in fiscal 2011 and accrued formal commitments for future funding of $12.7 million through multi-year agreements.

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    About The Mosaic Company
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The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single-source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at www.mosaicco.com.

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    About The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
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AFP represents nearly 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. For over 50 years, the association fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

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SOURCE The Mosaic Company

For further information: Media, Rob Litt, +1-763-577-6187, rob.litt@mosaicco.com, or Investors, Laura Gagnon, +1-763-577-8213, investor@mosaicco.com, both of The Mosaic Company Web Site: http://www.mosaicco.com

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