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ADM Donates $50,000 to Clinton Conservation Foundation

CLINTON, Iowa, Dec. 8, 2011 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has donated $50,000 to the Clinton County Conservation Foundation for the construction and development of the Mississippi River Ecotourism Center.

“ADM strives to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Jim Woll, plant manager of ADM’s corn processing plant in Clinton. “We are proud to present this gift to the Clinton County Conservation Foundation and look forward to helping the organization provide environmental education opportunities to area youth and other visitors to the center. The hands-on learning experience provided by the center will educate and inspire students toward future stewardship and long-term preservation of our nation’s waterways and their related ecosystems.”

The check was presented to Jim Haring, Federation President; Walt Wickham, Executive Director of the Clinton County Conservation Board; and Nolan Hinke, Ecotourism Center Fundraising Chairperson, by Woll during a check presentation ceremony held on December 4, 2011.

ADM supports several initiatives to promote the health and vitality of America’s inland waterways. In October, ADM announced a $125,000 donation to Living Lands & Waters, headquartered in East Moline, Ill. In addition, ADM hosts multiple river cleanups and encourages employees to volunteer their time to help clean up the Mississippi River and other major U.S. waterways in collaboration with Living Lands & Waters. So far this year, more than 220 ADM employees have participated in river cleanup events with Living Lands & Waters.

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

ADM has more than 1,000 employees in Clinton. The company’s Clinton operations include a corn wet mill, renewable plastic production facility, a cogeneration power plant, a grain elevator and barge loading operations. In Clinton ADM produces renewable plastic, corn sweeteners and starches, beverage alcohol, corn oil, enzymes, ethanol, animal feed products and Fibersol, a dietary fiber product that can be used in foods and beverages.

Archer Daniels Midland Company
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Jessie McKinney