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Martin Schoenthaler to Join ADM as Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Martin Schoenthaler to Join ADM as Chief Information Officer10:00 EST Wednesday, December 21, 2011 DECATUR, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that Martin Schoenthaler will join the company as chief information officer on Jan. 1, 2012. He will report to Ray Young, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Schoenthaler comes to ADM from ConocoPhillips Corporation where he most recently served as general manager, Corporate Information Technology. “Marty is a strong addition to our team as we seek to drive meaningful improvements in ADM's productivity,” said Young. “He has experience leading successful IT transformations in large, global business environments and leveraging resources to consolidate infrastructure and systems for maximum efficiency. His respect for different cultures and his collaborative approach will serve him well here at ADM.” About Schoenthaler Schoenthaler joins ADM from ConocoPhillips Corporation where he served as general manager for corporate information technology. Prior to that, he served as general manager of information services and of upstream global information services. While at ConocoPhillips, Schoenthaler led the successful integration of the Conoco and Phillips Petroleum systems for the Exploration and Production businesses, and the integration of assets of Burlington Resources Company into ConocoPhillips. Earlier in his career, he worked for IBM Corporation for 16 years in a variety of roles. Schoenthaler holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri Southern State University. About ADM For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world's premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com. Archer Daniels Midland CompanyMedia Relations:Jessie McKinney, 217-424-5413media@adm.com