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ADM Directors Increase Cash Dividend

02/04/2010

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today declared a cash dividend of 15 cents per share on the Company’s stock payable March 11, 2010, to Stockholders of record February 18, 2010. This is an increase of one cent a share.

This is ADM’s 313th consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 78 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of December 31, 2009, there were 642,567,973 shares of ADM stock outstanding.

About ADM

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.

ADM
David Weintraub, 217-424-5413
Director, External Communications
media@adm.com