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ADM Donates $1 Million to Help Feed Families around the World

12/02/2010
Holiday gift will provide more than 1.5 million meals

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced a donation of $1 million to the international hunger-relief organization Feed The Children. The gift was made through the company’s ADM Cares program and will provide food and essentials to children and families in the United States and around the world.

“Through ADM Cares, we work to make a positive difference in our communities around the world,” said Victoria Podesta, vice president and chief communications officer. “We are pleased to make this donation on behalf of our 29,000 colleagues to help families in need this holiday season.”

Since 1993, ADM has partnered with Feed The Children to support those in need. This year, ADM’s holiday donation of $1 million includes $500,000 for Feed The Children’s domestic efforts, including the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which will provide food and essentials to 200,000 children and families in the U.S.; and $500,000 to help feed 200,000 children in Feed The Children’s international feeding programs during the week of December 20. ADM’s donation will supply more than 1.5 million meals.

ADM Cares is a corporate social-investment program that directs up to one percent of ADM’s pretax profits to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct areas of focus: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is an international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In fiscal year 2009, Feed The Children distributed more than 111 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 119 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About ADM

Every day, the 29,000 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, 2010, were $62 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit www.adm.com.

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