Mar 25, 2004
"Today we witness the culmination of plans to separate Agri from Norsk Hydro, allowing the new company to develop both its own business and the fertilizer industry as a whole," says Yara International's president and CEO, Thorleif Enger.
Yara International ASA is the world's largest supplier of plant nutrition, with 7,500 employees in more than 50 countries. The company's brand new name, Yara, signifies land, soil, harvest and a good year. Yara keeps the Viking Ship logo, a symbol of high quality products for nearly a century and world-renowned within the fertilizer industry.
In 2003 the company sold more than 20 million metric tons of fertilizer to customers in more than 120 countries.
For further information:
Arne Cartridge, Chief Communication Officer, tlf. +47 47 900 900
Egil Hogna, Investor Relations, tlf. +47 90 187 865
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