ADM Directors Declare Cash Dividend

ADM Directors Declare Cash Dividend


The Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today declared a cash dividend of 13 cents per share on the Company’s stock payable September 11, 2008, to Shareholders of record August 21, 2008.

This is ADM’s 307th consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 76 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of June 30, 2008, there were 644,173,624 shares of ADM stock outstanding.

About ADM

Every day, the 27,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 240 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, were $70 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit

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