The Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company today declared
a cash dividend of ten cents a share on the Company’s stock payable
March 10, 2006 to Shareholders of record February 17, 2006. This is an
increase of one and one-half cents a share.
This is ADM’s 317th cash dividend and 297th consecutive quarterly
payment, a record of 74 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of December
31, 2005 there were 653,389,155 shares of ADM stock outstanding.