Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) today announced that Donald E.
Felsinger has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He has been
appointed to serve on the Board’s Compensation/Succession and
Nominating/Corporate Governance committees. His appointment, which
increases the Board’s size to 10 members, was effective August 5, 2009.
Felsinger is Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based
Fortune 500 energy services company.
“Don’s exceptional track record of leading high-performance, global
organizations will be invaluable to the ADM Board,” said ADM Chairman,
CEO and President Patricia A. Woertz. “I am confident we will benefit
tremendously from his expertise, insights and strategic counsel.”
Since 2006, Felsinger has held his current position at Sempra, whose
subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products
and services to 29 million consumers worldwide. He previously had been
the company’s president and chief operating officer, and from 1998 to
2004, Felsinger served as group president of Sempra Global, the umbrella
for Sempra Energy’s businesses operating in competitive energy markets.
In that role, he led the company’s successful expansion into power
generation, energy infrastructure development, energy trading and
marketing, and liquefied natural gas development.
Prior to the merger that formed Sempra Energy, Felsinger was president
and chief operating officer of Enova Corporation. Earlier, he was
president and chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric.
Felsinger serves as a director of the Northrop Grumman Corporation and
as a member of the Conference Board, the Committee Encouraging Corporate
Philanthropy, and the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate
of the Stanford University executive program and holds a bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona.
Cash Dividend Declared
ADM’s Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend of 14 cents per
share on the Company’s stock payable on September 10, 2009, to
Shareholders of record on August 20, 2009.
The fourth quarter of 2009 was the 311th consecutive quarter in which
ADM has declared a cash payment. This represents a record 77 years of
uninterrupted dividends. As of June 30, 2009, there were 641,973,474
shares of ADM stock outstanding.
Every day, the 28,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a
growing world. At more than 230 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, 2009, were $69 billion. For
more information about our Company and our products, visit www.adm.com.
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