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Central Illinois Students Win ADM Scholarships

DECATUR, Ill., July 9, 2012 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Margaret Gibbons and Leanna Miller have been awarded college scholarships through the ADM Scholarship Program.

“ADM is proud to sponsor this scholarship for Margaret and Leanna,” said Mike D’Ambrose, ADM senior vice president, human resources. “Outstanding young leaders like Margaret and Leanna have already shown tremendous dedication, ability, and commitment to their communities, and we are pleased to help provide them the opportunity for future achievements.”

Gibbons, a graduate of Jacksonville High School, hopes to attend Mississippi State University and plans to study pre-pharmacy studies. Her father is the health & safety director for ADM’s grain division in Decatur.

Miller was homeschooled in Oakley and hopes to attend Anderson University to study pre-occupational therapy. Her father is a senior patent counsel at ADM’s corporate office in Decatur.

The ADM Scholarship Program was created to assist the children of ADM active employees with the costs associated with a college education. Winners were selected on the basis of high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT; academic record throughout high school; significant activities and contributions to the school and community; the school’s recommendation of the candidate; and a student essay.

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Media Relations
Jackie Anderson