July 17, 2008
Compass Minerals Announces Price Increase on Sulfate of Potash Specialty Fertilizer
Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp., a subsidiary of Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), has announced a $255 per-ton price increase on all sulfate of potash (SOP) specialty fertilizer products effective with shipments on August 15, 2008. The new list price for standard, non-granulated SOP will be $988 per short ton and granular SOP will be $1000 per short ton at the company's solar evaporation plant at Ogden, Utah. A price list for Great Salt Lakes Minerals' SOP products is posted on its website at www.gslminerals.com.
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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors including those factors identified in Compass Minerals International's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 2008. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.