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Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL) is a global company that produces and exports a wide range of explosives, industrial chemicals and fertilisers to service the agriculture and resources sectors. The company has 2 customer-facing businesses: Dyno Nobel in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions and Incitec Pivot Fertilisers in Australia.

Incitec Pivot was formed when phosphate co-operative Pivot Limited and Incitec Fertilisers merged in 2003. On the explosives side, the company has a long and unique history. In 1865, Alfred Nobel (who later created the Nobel Prize) invented detonators and dynamite and established the company that later became Dyno Nobel. Incitec then acquired this business in 2008.

Today, Incitec shares sit within the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) as one of the largest public companies in Australia. It has historically distributed a portion of its profits back to shareholders through dividends.

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