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ADM Advances Strategy with Completion of Brazilian Sugar Ethanol Sale

05/25/2016

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it had completed the sale of its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

“ADM’s Corn business is delivering on its strategy of diversifying our portfolio and expanding our global footprint, while addressing underperforming businesses,” said Chris Cuddy, president of ADM’s corn processing business unit. “Last November, we completed our purchase of former Eaststarch assets in Europe. Earlier this year, we announced the purchase of a sweetener facility in Morocco. And now, we’ve completed the sale of our sugarcane ethanol operations in Brazil, which we determined were unlikely to meet our long-term returns objectives. We are continuing to take strategic action to drive results and deliver healthy returns for our shareholders.”

About ADM in Brazil

ADM is one of the largest agribusiness companies in Brazil. With about 3,300 employees, the company processes soybeans in five facilities and sunflower at another, and markets the bottled oil brands Concórdia, Corcovado and Vitaliv. The company also operates the largest biodiesel plant in Brazil, and more than 40 elevators across the country. ADM is a joint owner of an export terminal in Barcarena, and has a concession to operate a terminal at the Port of Santos. ADM is also building a soy protein production complex next to the company’s existing soybean plant in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul.

About ADM

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. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Media Relations
Jackie Anderson
media@adm.com
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