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Itafos announces senior leadership changes

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World Fertilizer,

Itafos has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Zatarain as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 2017. The move replaces Mr. Cristiano Melcher, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Zatarain was most recently selected by the Board in October 2016 to lead the successful restructuring and recapitalisation as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rafael Rangel will step in as the Company's Chief Financial Officer with a focus on Accounting, Tax and Treasury functions, a role he previously held on an interim basis from April 2016 to October 2016.

Mr. Brent de Jong, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: "Itafos is uniquely positioned with high quality phosphate assets in Brazil, West Africa, United States and Peru, a compelling opportunity set and a skilled and dedicated workforce. We are excited about this next chapter and can count on Mr. Zatarain's leadership, with the support of the Board and the management team, to maintain focus and momentum on the implementation of the Company's business plan and to advance the value creation initiatives underway, including the completion of the recommissioning of its primary asset, the Itafos-Arraias fully integrated SSP operations located in Brazil."

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