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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, ADM connects crops to markets on six continents. Net sales for the fiscal year 2014 were $81.2 billion. For more information on our company and our products, visit www.adm.com.

Primary Business Segments

Oilseeds Processing
The Oilseeds Processing segment includes global activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing and further processing of oilseeds such as soybeans and soft seeds (cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, rapeseed and flaxseed) into vegetable oils and protein meals. Oilseeds products produced and marketed by the Company include ingredients for the food, feed, energy and industrial products industries. Oilseeds and oilseed products may be processed by ADM or resold into the marketplace as raw materials for other processing. The segment also produces natural health and nutrition products and other specialty food and feed ingredients, and is a major supplier of peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients to both the U.S. and export markets. In Europe and South America, the segment includes origination and merchandising activities as adjuncts to its oilseeds processing assets, which include a network of grain elevators, port facilities, and transportation assets used to buy, store, clean, and transport grains and oilseeds.

Corn Processing
The Corn Processing segment includes corn wet milling and dry milling activities—primarily in the United States—to produce ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose and dextrose. Dextrose and starch are used by the Corn Processing segment as a feedstock for its bioproducts operations, including the production of ethanol, alcohol, amino acids, industrial products, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients. Corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distillers grains, are produced for use as animal feed ingredients. Corn germ, a by-product of the wet milling process, is further processed into vegetable oil and protein meal. Other Corn Processing products include citric acids, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols which are used in various food and industrial products.

Agricultural Services
The Agricultural Services segment utilizes its extensive U.S. grain elevator, global transportation network, and port operations to buy, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, and resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. Agricultural Services’ grain sourcing, handling, and transportation network provides reliable and efficient services to the Company’s customers and agricultural processing operations. Agricultural Services’ transportation network capabilities include barge, ocean-going vessel, truck, and rail freight services. The Agricultural Services segment also includes activities related to the origination and processing of wheat into wheat flour, the processing and distribution of formula feeds, animal health and nutrition products, and the procurement, processing, and distribution of edible beans.

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients
In 2014, ADM completed the acquisition of WILD Flavors GmbH and Specialty Commodities Inc., making it one of the world’s leading flavors and specialty ingredients companies. WILD Flavors' products include flavors, colors, sweeteners and health ingredients as well as ready-to-market concepts and complete solutions. SCI is a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains. Products produced by WILD and SCI create value and innovation for customers in the beverage, dairy, savory, energy bar, confectionery, baked goods, ice cream, cereal, snack and pet food, and oral care markets.

This segment includes the Company’s remaining operations, primarily its financial business units, related principally to futures commission merchant activities and captive insurance.

ADM Global Daily Processing Capacity
Source: 2014 ADM 10-K
 *Owned or leased    
  Number* Metric Tons
Oilseed Processing 158 165,000
Corn Processing 18 76,000
Agricultural Services Processing 96 36,000
Other Processing 28 N/A
Total 300 277,000
ADM Global Transportation Network
Source: 2014 ADM 10-K
*Owned or leased    
Barges 2,600  
Rail cars 28,100  
Trucks 600  
Trailers 1,300  
Oceangoing Vessels 41

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