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Press release from Business Wire

ADM Directors Declare Cash Dividend

Thursday, August 02, 2012

ADM Directors Declare Cash Dividend17:00 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012 DECATUR, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Archer Daniels Midland Company's (NYSE: ADM) Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share on the company's common stock payable Sept. 6, 2012, to stockholders of record Aug. 16, 2012. This is ADM's 323rd consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 80 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of June 30, 2012, there were 658,604,725 shares of ADM common stock outstanding. 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 270 processing plants, 420 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 Archer Daniels Midland CompanyJackie Anderson,