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ADM Appoints Todd Werpy Vice President, Research and Development

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ADM Appoints Todd Werpy Vice President, Research and Development14:00 EDT Thursday, August 16, 2012 DECATUR, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that Todd Werpy, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president, Research and Development. Werpy, previously the company's vice president, Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels, will have responsibility for all corporate research and development functions, and will help drive value for customers and shareholders by overseeing ADM's efforts to expand its product portfolio and strengthening research partnerships with government agencies, academic institutions and corporations. Werpy joined ADM in 2007 following a 15-year tenure at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he was responsible for research and business development for new chemicals and chemical intermediates from renewable feedstocks. He was part of the team that developed the catalytic technology ADM uses to convert glycerin and sorbitol to propylene glycol and holds more than 20 patents in the area of catalysis and chemical conversion of biomass to chemicals. Werpy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Southwest State University and a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University. About ADMFor 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 CompanyMedia RelationsJackie Anderson,