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David Weintraub Joins ADM as Director, External Affairs

07/27/2007

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- David A. Weintraub joins Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) in the newly created position of director, External Affairs, effective immediately.

Weintraub comes to ADM from the Chicago corporate affairs practice of Weber Shandwick where he counseled clients, including ADM, on communication strategy, media relations and issues and crisis management.

As director, External Affairs, Weintraub will be responsible for managing ADM's interaction with national and international news media. He will report to Victoria Podesta, vice president, Corporate Communications.

"David brings to ADM not only a breadth of expertise to help communicate ADM's vision and strategy, but also a deep understanding of our operations gained through years of experience working alongside our communication team," said Podesta. "His passion for our business will be important as we strive to increase public awareness and understanding of ADM's operations, business strategy and opportunities. We are confident that he will make a strong addition to our team."

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Weintraub served on the staffs of U.S. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies from Northwestern University.

About ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain. ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 of $37 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at www.adm.com/.

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