Agrium sees purchase of Viterra farm supply stores by early 2013

Sept 18 Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:43am EDT

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Agrium Inc expects to complete its purchase of the bulk of Viterra Inc's Canadian and Australian farm supply stores by the end of 2012 or early 2013, Chief Executive Mike Wilson said on Tuesday.

Agrium is buying the stores, which sell seed, chemicals and fertilizer to farmers, from Glencore International Plc, which is likely to first complete its takeover of Viterra this month, Wilson said.