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ADM Donates $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Japan Disaster Relief

03/15/2011

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that the company is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid those in Japan impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami. ADM will also match all employee contributions of $25 or more to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund through April 30, 2011. The contributions are being made through ADM Cares, the company’s social investment program.

“While the toll of this disaster is only beginning to be understood, the American Red Cross and its humanitarian partners are working together to meet the needs of earthquake and tsunami survivors,” said Jennifer Ballinger, manager, ADM Cares. “ADM and our employees are eager to help the American Red Cross aid those affected by this tragedy.”

ADM’s subsidiaries ADM Far East Ltd. and Toepfer International Japan have 26 employees in Japan, and operate a sales office in Tokyo. All ADM employees in Japan and their immediate families are safe at this time.

In 2010, ADM donated $300,000 to the American Red Cross, including $125,000 to local chapters in ADM communities, $100,000 to the International Response Fund and $75,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund to help people in need in ADM communities and all around the world.

“Through our ADM Cares program, we support organizations like the American Red Cross that provide help and hope to those in need where we live and operate,” said Ballinger.

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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