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Exhibit 99.1
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Martin Jarosick
 
Vice President, Investor Relations
847-405-2045
mjarosick@cfindustries.com


Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. Reports Third Quarter
2017 Results

DEERFIELD, IL (November 1, 2017)—Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNCLP) (NYSE: TNH) today reported net earnings of $22.8 million on net sales of $84.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. This compares to net earnings of $28.8 million on net sales of $90.2 million for the 2016 third quarter. Net earnings allocable to common units was $17.0 million ($0.92 per common unit) and $19.2 million ($1.04 per common unit) for the 2017 and 2016 third quarters, respectively. Results for the third quarter of 2017 included an unrealized net mark-to-market gain on natural gas derivatives of $1.1 million compared to a loss of $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2016. The derivative portfolio at September 30, 2017 includes natural gas derivatives that hedge a portion of natural gas purchases through December 2018.

For the first nine months of 2017, TNCLP reported net earnings of $104.5 million on net sales of $299.7 million. This compares to net earnings of $165.2 million on net sales of $324.9 million for the first nine months of 2016. Net earnings allocable to common units was $83.2 million ($4.49 per common unit) and $105.6 million ($5.71 per common unit) for the first nine months of 2017 and 2016, respectively. Results for the first nine months of 2017 included an unrealized net mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivatives of $9.7 million compared to an unrealized net mark-to-market gain of $21.7 million for the first nine months of 2016.

Analysis of Results

Net sales for the third quarter of 2017 totaled $84.6 million, compared to $90.2 million for the third quarter of 2016, due to lower average selling prices for both ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) that were partially offset by higher sales volumes for both products compared to the prior period.

Sales volumes in the third quarter of 2017 for ammonia and UAN increased 18 percent and 9 percent, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2016. UAN sales volume was higher than in the prior year period due to increased demand for UAN. Ammonia sales volume was higher compared to the third quarter of 2016 due to greater merchant ammonia supply availability as less ammonia was upgraded to UAN. Ammonia and UAN average selling prices declined in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2016 due to greater global nitrogen supply.

Comparing the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2016, TNCLP’s:
Ammonia sales volume increased by 18 percent and UAN sales volume increased by 9 percent;
Ammonia average selling prices decreased by 27 percent and UAN average selling prices decreased by 11 percent; and
Realized natural gas cost per MMBtu decreased by 3 percent.

Cash Distribution
Cash distributions are based on Available Cash for the quarter and depend on TNCLP’s earnings as well as cash requirements for working capital needs and capital and other expenditures. For the first nine months of 2017, capital expenditures were $18.6 million as compared to $24.8 million for the first nine months of 2016.

For the full year 2017, TNCLP expects capital expenditures to be in the range of $30 million to $35 million. TNCLP previously announced that it expected to make capital expenditures for the full year 2017 in the range of $75 million to $85 million, with approximately $40 million of the projected capital expenditures related to a plant turnaround scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2017. Subsequent to that announcement, TNCLP postponed the turnaround due to a delay in receiving certain equipment. TNCLP anticipates the plant turnaround will occur in the third quarter of 2018 and expects it to cost approximately $40 million. The calculation of Available Cash for the three months ended September 30, 2017, included a reserve of approximately two-thirds of that amount.

TNCLP reported on November 1, 2017, the declaration of a cash distribution for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, of $1.36 per common unit payable November 29, 2017 to holders of record as of November 15, 2017. This compares to a cash distribution of $1.77 per common unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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Cash distributions per common unit also vary based on increasing amounts allocable to the General Partner when cumulative distributions exceed targeted levels. With this distribution, TNCLP cumulative distributions continue to exceed targeted levels.

On October 2, 2017, TNCLP sold its 50 percent interest in Oklahoma CO2 Partnership (OKCO2), a joint venture that owns a carbon dioxide liquefaction and purification facility at TNCLP's Verdigris Nitrogen Complex, to the joint venture partner for $15.1 million plus certain customary closing and working capital adjustments that are expected to be determined during the fourth quarter of 2017. The proceeds from the sale of the interest in OKCO2 will be included in the determination of Available Cash in the quarter in which the customary closing and working capital adjustments are finalized.

This release serves as a qualified notice to nominees and brokers as provided for under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Please note that 100 percent of TNCLP’s distributions to foreign investors are attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, TNCLP’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate.

About TNCLP
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. is a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizer products.

Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership (TNLP), owner of the Verdigris, Oklahoma manufacturing facility and related assets, is a subsidiary of TNCLP. Terra Nitrogen GP Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF Industries), is the General Partner of TNCLP and TNLP and exercises full control over all of TNCLP’s and TNLP's business affairs.

Forward-Looking Statements
All statements in this communication, other than those relating to historical facts, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond TNCLP’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among others:
Risks related to TNCLP's reliance on one production facility;
The cyclical nature of TNCLP's business and the agricultural sector;
The global commodity nature of TNCLP's fertilizer products, the impact of global supply and demand on TNCLP's selling prices, and the intense global competition from other fertilizer producers;
Conditions in the U.S. agricultural industry;
The volatility of natural gas prices in North America;
Difficulties in securing the supply and delivery of raw materials, increases in their costs or delays or interruptions in their delivery;
Reliance on third party providers of transportation services and equipment;
The significant risks and hazards involved in producing and handling TNCLP's products against which it may not be fully insured;
Risks associated with cyber security;
Weather conditions;
Potential liabilities and expenditures related to environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and permitting requirements;
Future regulatory restrictions and requirements related to greenhouse gas emissions;
The seasonality of the fertilizer business;
Risks involving derivatives and the effectiveness of TNCLP's risk measurement and hedging activities;
Limited access to capital;
Acts of terrorism and regulations to combat terrorism;
Risks related to TNCLP's dependence on and relationships with CF Industries;
Deterioration of global market and economic conditions;
Risks related to TNCLP's partnership structure and control of TNCLP's General Partner by CF Industries;
Changes in TNCLP's available cash for distribution to its unitholders, due to, among other things, changes in its earnings, the amount of cash generated by its operations and the amount of cash reserves established by its General Partner for operating, capital and other requirements;
The conflicts of interest that may be faced by the executive officers of TNCLP's General Partner, who operate both TNCLP and CF Industries; and
Tax risks to TNCLP's common unitholders and changes in TNCLP's treatment as a partnership for U.S. or state income tax purposes.

More detailed information about factors that may affect TNCLP’s performance may be found in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent periodic reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available through CF Industries’ website. Forward-looking statements are given only as of the date of this release and TNCLP disclaims any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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TERRA NITROGEN COMPANY, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
September 30,
2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
(in millions, except for units)
ASSETS
 

 
 

Current assets:
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
60.8

 
$
39.5

Due from affiliates of the General Partner
16.3

 
4.0

Accounts receivable
0.4

 
0.6

Inventories
6.0

 
8.6

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
0.3

 
7.9

Total current assets
83.8

 
60.6

Property, plant and equipment—net
287.7

 
301.3

Other assets
10.5

 
11.4

Total assets
$
382.0

 
$
373.3

LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
23.2

 
$
27.8

Due to affiliates of the General Partner
2.9

 
4.1

Other current liabilities
2.2

 

Total current liabilities
28.3

 
31.9

Other liabilities
1.2

 
2.6

Partners' capital:
 

 
 

Limited partners' interests, 18,501,576 common units authorized, issued and outstanding
299.8

 
286.7

Limited partners' interests, 184,072 Class B common units authorized, issued and outstanding
1.9

 
1.8

General partner's interest
50.8

 
50.3

Total partners' capital
352.5

 
338.8

Total liabilities and partners' capital
$
382.0

 
$
373.3



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TERRA NITROGEN COMPANY, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

 
Three months ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine months ended 
 September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(in millions, except per unit amounts)
Net sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Product sales to affiliates of the General Partner
$
84.5

 
$
90.1

 
$
299.3

 
$
324.5

Other income from an affiliate of the General Partner
0.1

 
0.1

 
0.4

 
0.4

Total
84.6

 
90.2

 
299.7

 
324.9

Cost of goods sold:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Materials, supplies and services
50.5

 
50.2

 
161.7

 
125.0

Services provided by affiliates of the General Partner
6.9

 
7.2

 
20.7

 
21.3

Gross margin
27.2

 
32.8

 
117.3

 
178.6

Selling, general and administrative services provided by affiliates of the General Partner
4.0

 
4.0

 
11.9

 
11.8

Other general and administrative expenses
0.5

 

 
1.1

 
1.7

Earnings from operations
22.7

 
28.8

 
104.3

 
165.1

Interest income
0.1

 

 
0.2

 
0.1

Net earnings
$
22.8

 
$
28.8

 
$
104.5

 
$
165.2

Allocation of net earnings:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

General Partner
$
5.6

 
$
9.3

 
$
20.3

 
$
58.0

Class B common units
0.2

 
0.3

 
1.0

 
1.6

Common units
17.0

 
19.2

 
83.2

 
105.6

Net earnings
$
22.8

 
$
28.8

 
$
104.5

 
$
165.2

Net earnings per common unit
$
0.92

 
$
1.04

 
$
4.49

 
$
5.71




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TERRA NITROGEN COMPANY, L.P.
SUMMARIZED OPERATING INFORMATION
(unaudited)

 
Three months ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine months ended 
 September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Sales volume (tons in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Ammonia
122

 
103

 
361

 
306

   UAN(1)
454

 
415

 
1,393

 
1,231

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average selling prices (dollars per ton):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Ammonia
$
216

 
$
297

 
$
268

 
$
347

   UAN(1)
$
127

 
$
142

 
$
145

 
$
177

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of natural gas (dollars per MMBtu):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased natural gas costs(2)
$
2.51

 
$
2.61

 
$
2.79

 
$
2.12

Realized derivatives loss(3)
0.13

 
0.11

 
0.04

 
0.54

Cost of natural gas
$
2.64

 
$
2.72

 
$
2.83

 
$
2.66


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(1) The nitrogen content of UAN is 32% by weight.
(2) Represents the cost of natural gas purchased during the period for use in production.
(3) Represents realized gains and losses on natural gas derivatives settled during the period. Excludes unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses on natural gas derivatives.



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