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77 West Wacker Drive

Suite 4600

Chicago, IL 60601

United States

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company engages in processing oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities. The company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients. The company also has a global grain elevator and transportation network to procure, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley, as well as processed agricultural commodities. Segments The company’s operations are classified into three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. OILSEEDS PROCESSING The Oilseeds Processing segment includes global activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing, and further processing of oilseeds, such as soybeans and soft seeds (cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, rapeseed, and flaxseed) into vegetable oils and protein meals. Oilseeds products produced and marketed by the company include ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries. Crude vegetable oils produced by the segment’s crushing activities are sold ‘as is’ or are further processed by refining, blending, bleaching, and deodorizing into salad oils. Salad oils are sold ‘as is’ or are further processed by hydrogenating and/or interesterifying into margarine, shortening, and other food products. The company has a 16.4% ownership interest in Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), an agribusiness group in Asia. Wilmar engages in the businesses of oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, specialty fats, oleo chemicals, biodiesel and fertilizers manufacturing, and grains processing. The Oilseeds Processing segment also includes activities related to the procurement, transportation and processing of cocoa beans into cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, chocolate, and various compounds in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa for the food industry. Golden Peanut Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, is a major supplier of peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients to both the U.S. and export markets and operator of a peanut shelling facility in Argentina. Stratas Foods LLC, a joint venture between the company and ACH Jupiter, LLC, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods, procures, packages, and sells edible oils in North America. The company has a 50% ownership interest in this joint venture. The company has a 50% interest in Edible Oils Limited, a joint venture between it and Princes Limited to procure, package, and sell edible oils in the United Kingdom. The company also formed a joint venture with Princes Limited in Poland to procure, package, and sell edible oils in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria. The company is a major supplier of agricultural commodity raw materials to Wilmar, Stratas Foods LLC, and Edible Oils Limited. CORN PROCESSING Corn Processing segment engages in corn wet milling and dry milling activities, with its asset base primarily located in the central part of the United States. The Corn Processing segment converts corn into sweeteners and starches, and bioproducts. Its products include ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose. Dextrose and starch are used by the Corn Processing segment as feedstocks for its bioproducts operations. By fermentation of dextrose, the Corn Processing segment produces alcohol, amino acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients. Ethyl alcohol is produced by the company for industrial use as ethanol or as beverage grade. Ethanol, in gasoline, increases octane and is used as an extender and oxygenate. The Corn Processing segment also includes amino acids, such as lysine and threonine that are vital compounds used in swine feeds to produce leaner animals and in poultry feeds to enhance the speed and efficiency of poultry production. Corn gluten feed and meal and distillers’ grains are produced for use as animal feed ingredients. The Corn Processing segment includes the act

 

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