Agrium Inc. (Agrium) is a global producer and marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company operates through its three business units: Retail, Wholesale and Advanced Technologies (AAT). AAT uses three production methods: coating methods, where various fertilizer substrates are encapsulated to provide a desired release profile; reacted slow release production, where urea is combined with other nitrogen elements to produce a slow release profile; and the packaging and blending of fertilizers. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Agrium reported its business through three business units and a fourth non-operating business unit for Corporate and inter-company eliminations. In October 2013, the Company acquired Viterra Inc.�s Canadian retail assets.