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Profile: CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF.N)

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2005, is the manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The Company's nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs), which are solid granular fertilizer products, for which the nutrient content is a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The Company's segments include ammonia, granular urea, UAN, AN and Other.

The Company's ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia (ammonia), which is the concentrated nitrogen fertilizer product as it contains 82% nitrogen. It produces ammonia at all of its nitrogen manufacturing complexes. Its granular urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46% nitrogen. Produced from ammonia and carbon dioxide, it has the highest nitrogen content of any of its solid nitrogen fertilizers. Granular urea is produced at its Courtright, Ontario; Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and Medicine Hat, Alberta nitrogen complexes. Its UAN segment produces UAN, which is a liquid fertilizer product with a nitrogen content that typically ranges from 28% to 32%, is produced by combining urea and ammonium nitrate. UAN is produced at its nitrogen complexes in Courtright, Ontario; Donaldsonville, Louisiana; Port Neal, Iowa; Verdigris, Oklahoma; Woodward, Oklahoma, and Yazoo City, Mississippi. Its AN segment produces AN. AN is a nitrogen-based product with a nitrogen content between 29% and 35%. AN is used as nitrogen fertilizer and is also used by industrial customers for commercial explosives and blasting systems. AN is produced at its nitrogen complexes in Yazoo City, Mississippi and Ince and Billingham, United Kingdom. Its Other segment includes DEF, urea liquor, nitric acid and NPKs. DEF is an aqueous urea solution typically made with 32.5% high-purity urea and 67.5% deionized water. Urea liquor is a liquid product that the Company sells in concentrations of 40%, 50% and 70% urea as a chemical intermediate. Nitric acid is a nitrogen-based product with a nitrogen content of 22.2%.

The Company primary nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, UAN and AN. The Company operates over seven nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facilities in North America. The Company owns over four nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facilities in the United States, one in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and one in Courtright, Ontario, Canada. The Company also operates over two United Kingdom nitrogen manufacturing complexes located in Ince and Billingham that produce ammonia, AN and NPKs and serve primarily the British agricultural and industrial markets.

The Donaldsonville nitrogen fertilizer complex is the nitrogen fertilizer production facility in North America. It has over five ammonia plants, four urea plants, three nitric acid plants and two UAN plants. Medicine Hat is the nitrogen fertilizer complex in Canada. It has two ammonia plants and one urea plant. The Company's Port Neal facility is located approximately 12 miles south of Sioux City, Iowa on the Missouri River. The facility consists of an ammonia plant, two urea plants, two nitric acid plants and a UAN plant. The location has on-site storage for approximately 30,000 tons of ammonia and approximately 81,000 tons of 32% UAN. The Verdigris facility is located northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma, near the Verdigris River and is owned by TNLP. It is the UAN production facility in North America. The facility comprises two ammonia plants, two nitric acid plants, two urea plants, two UAN plants and a port terminal.

The Company's Woodward facility is located in rural northwest Oklahoma and consists of an ammonia plant, two nitric acid plants, two urea plants and two UAN plants. The facility has on-site storage for approximately 36,000 tons of ammonia and approximately 83,900 tons of over 32% UAN. The Yazoo City facility includes one ammonia plant, four nitric acid plants, an AN plant, two urea plants, a UAN plant and a dinitrogen tetroxide production and storage facility. The Courtright facility is located south of Sarnia, Ontario near the St. Clair River. The facility consists of an ammonia plant, a UAN plant, a nitric acid plant and a urea plant. The Ince facility is located in northwestern England and consists of an ammonia plant, three nitric acid plants, an AN plant and three fertilizer compound plants. The Billingham facility located in the Teesside chemical area, is geographically split between two primary areas: the main site contains an ammonia plant, three nitric acid plants and a carbon dioxide plant; and the Portrack site, approximately two miles away, contains an AN fertilizer plant.

The Company competes with Agrium Inc., Koch Fertilizer LLC, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., Yara International, Origin Fertilisers, Bunn Fertiliser Limited (Koch), Ameropa, CHS and Helm.

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CF Industries Holdings Inc

4 Parkway N Ste 400
DEERFIELD   IL   60015-2542
P: +1847.4052400
F: +1847.4052711

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