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Peter Taschner Joins ADM as Vice President, Safety and Health

07/09/2008

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Peter Taschner has joined Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) as vice president, Safety and Health. In this role, Taschner will lead the Company’s efforts to further improve safety processes, standards and metrics. He will report to Scott Roney, vice president, Compliance and Ethics.

“Pete has proven experience as a leader in the development and implementation of comprehensive safety programs at global companies respected for their safety results,” said Roney. “I am confident that Pete will bring additional insight and leadership to ADM’s fundamental commitment to reach Zero injuries, Zero incidents.”

Taschner comes to ADM from Dresser-Rand Company, a leading global manufacturer of compressors and turbines, where he served as director of Operations for a major business segment and led the development and implementation of a behavioral safety approach resulting in significant improvement in safety performance. Previously, Taschner served as vice president of Manufacturing at Telex Communications, and in numerous operations and safety leadership roles at E.I. du Pont de Nemours. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh 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 27,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 of $44 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at http://www.adm.com.

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