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Directors Elected at ADM Annual Meeting, Cash Dividend Declared

11/04/2010

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today at its 87th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting that 10 incumbent directors were re-elected to its Board. The directors re-elected are: George W. Buckley, Mollie Hale Carter, Pierre Dufour, Donald E. Felsinger, Victoria F. Haynes, Antonio Maciel Neto, Patrick J. Moore, Thomas F. O’Neill, Kelvin R. Westbrook and Patricia A. Woertz.

Cash Dividend Declared

The Board of Directors of ADM also declared a cash dividend of 15 cents per share on the Company’s stock payable Dec. 9, 2010, to Stockholders of record Nov. 18, 2010.

This is ADM’s 316th consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 79 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of Sept. 30, 2010, there were 638,835,163 shares of ADM stock outstanding.

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.

Archer Daniels Midland Company
David Weintraub, 217-424-5413
Director, External Communications
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