Robert A. Koort

ROBERT A. KOORT is the Director, Specialty Chemicals & Fertilizers at
Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. He also spent several years as a Chemical
Engineer in the chemical industry and as an analyst at Salomon Smith
Barney. Mr. Koort received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of
Texas-Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Institutional
Investor (II) ranked Fertilizer Analyst. An avid golfer, Mr. Koort is
married and has four pets.