Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) is a Chile-based company engaged in the production of specialty plant nutrients and chemicals commodities. The Company�s activities are structured in six business units. Specialty Plant Nutrition (SPN), involved in the production of organic fertilizers and nutritional solutions under the Ultrasol, Qrop and Speedfol brands. Iodine, engaged in the extraction and production of iodine derivates. Lithium, chemical element principally used in the production of rechargeable batteries. Industrial Chemicals, active in the production of such chemicals as sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate and boric acid, among others. Potassium, which includes the production of potassium chloride and potassium sulfate. The last business unit is Other Products and Services, which comprises additional support to the other segments. As of December 31, 2012, the Company�s major shareholder was Inversiones El Boldo Limitada with 23.68% of its interest.