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ADM Malting Receives Platinum Quality Award

Lion Nathan New Zealand has recognized Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) with its Platinum Quality Award. ADM Malting New Zealand Ltd. received the award for its product development support of Steinlager Pure, a new 100 percent malt beer.

“We are pleased to be recognized with Lion’s Platinum Quality Award,” said Steven J. Furcich, president of ADM Malting. “Providing ongoing technical support to strategic partners such as Lion Breweries is one of our highest priorities.”

ADM received the award for its work toward optimizing malt specifications of a particular variety of barley – Fairview – to Lion’s product development work. Lion Breweries presented the Platinum Quality Award at its annual Lion Nathan Supplier Dinner in June.

ADM re-entered the malting business in 2006 after purchasing Lesaffre’s 50 percent interest in International Malting Company (IMC). IMC was renamed ADM Malting Company and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADM.

ADM Malting operates malting plants in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Today, it is one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality malt to the brewing, distilling and food industries.

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