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Matthew Jansen Named President-Grain Group for ADM

08/01/2006

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Matthew Jansen has been named President-Grain Group for Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM). In this role, he will have management responsibilities for the Company’s Grain Group, which includes the Company’s domestic and export grain facilities, grain merchandising operations, destination marketing businesses and ocean freight operations. He will report to Lew Batchelder, Senior Vice President-Ag Services, and relocate to the Company’s headquarters in Decatur, Illinois.

Mr. Jansen most recently served as President-South American Operations, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He joined the Company in 1989 and previously held management positions in the U.S., Europe and Brazil. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas.

He will remain a Vice President of the Company.

About ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing and fermentation technology. ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in the production of soybean oil and meal, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. In addition, ADM produces value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000 employees, more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 of $36.6 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at http://www.adm.com.

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