A small detail on a news release issued by The Mosaic Co. on Thursday signified a major step for the company, one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
Mosaic (NYSE: MOS), which announced in May 2018 that it would move its corporate headquarters from Plymouth, Minnesota to Hillsborough County, used Tampa for the first time as its headquarters location in the dateline of an Oct. 10 press release about temporarily curtailing production at a mine in Saskatchewan.
“We have moved into our new offices in downtown Tampa. We will officially change our corporate address and filing information as of November 1,” a spokesman for Mosaic told the St. Pete Catalyst in response to a query about the dateline.
Mosaic is leasing space in Bank of America Plaza, a 42-story Class A office tower in the heart of Tampa’s Central Business District at East Kennedy Boulevard and North Tampa Street, according to CBRE, which represented Mosaic in the transaction.
Mosaic ranks No. 325 on the Fortune 500 with $9.6 billion in revenue in 2018 and 13,600 employees. With its official headquarters move to Tampa, it is the fourth-largest public company in the Tampa-St. Pete area and likely will move into the No. 3 spot after WellCare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG) is acquired by Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), a deal expected to close in the first half of 2020.