ADM Oilseed Processing Announces Appointments

DECATUR, Ill., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jankees van der Wild has been named President of ADM North American Oilseed Processing Division replacing Kevin Burgard, who was recently elected to Vice President and Managing Director of ADM International, Ltd. Jankees most recently held the position of President of ADM European Oilseed Processing. He will relocate to ADM's headquarters in Decatur, Illinois.

Joe Taets was named President of ADM European Oilseed Processing. Joe has held various trading and management positions in both the North American and European oilseed groups. He was most recently Vice President of Soybean Crushing for ADM's European operations. Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1988 and a MBA from Drake University in 1992.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing. The Company is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in soy meal and oil, ethanol, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and flour. In addition, ADM is building a position in such value-added products as specialty food ingredients, bioproducts and nutraceuticals (such as Vitamin E and sterols). Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 24,000 employees, more than 260 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002 of $22.6 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's Web site at .

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