PotashCorp Donates $100,000 to The Salvation Army for Earthquake Relief in New Zealand

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today announced a $100,000 donation to the Salvation Army to assist relief efforts in New Zealand following the magnitude-6.3 earthquake near Christchurch on February 22.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch and area as they cope with the loss or injury of loved ones and continue their recovery efforts in the wake of this terrible natural disaster,” said PotashCorp President and CEO Bill Doyle. “As global citizens, we have an obligation to help and support others in times of crisis. We hope that our contribution will help the people of New Zealand through the process of recovery and the rebuilding that will follow.”

“The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the support of PotashCorp,” says Graham Moore, Territorial Director, Public Relations and Development from The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army has a long-standing presence in New Zealand and this donation will go a long way towards caring for the citizens of Christchurch.”

PotashCorp’s donation follows significant commitments to earthquake relief efforts in China and Myanmar in 2008 and relief efforts in Haiti and Chile in 2010.

Headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada, PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing the three primary crop nutrients – potash, phosphate and nitrogen. With five potash operations in Saskatchewan, and one in New Brunswick, it is responsible for about 20 percent of global capacity and is the world’s leading potash producer. Its operations and business interests span seven countries, making PotashCorp an international enterprise and a key player in meeting the growing challenge of feeding the world.

For further information, please contact:
Rhonda Speiss
Manager, Corporate Philanthropy
Phone: (306) 933-8544