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Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, incorporated on May 2, 1923, is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. The Company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. The Company's segments include Agricultural Services, Corn Processing, Oilseeds Processing, Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, Other and Corporate. Its geographical segments include the United States, Switzerland, Cayman Islands and Germany. 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. The Company is engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. The Company also processes corn, oilseeds, and wheat into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses.

Agricultural Services

The Company's Agricultural Services segment utilizes its global grain elevator and transportation networks, and port operations to buy, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, and resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. The Agricultural Services grain sourcing, handling and transportation network provides a range of services to the Company's customers and agricultural processing operations. Agricultural Services transportation network capabilities include barge, ocean-going vessel, truck and rail freight services. The Agricultural Services segment also includes the activities related to structured trade finance and the processing of wheat into wheat flour.

The Company holds interest in GrainCorp Limited (GrainCorp), which is engaged in grain receival and handling, transportation, port operations, oilseed processing, malt processing, flour processing, and grain marketing activities.

Corn Processing

The Company's Corn Processing segment is engaged in corn wet milling and dry milling activities, with its asset base 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, which are 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, which is used as an extender, and oxygenate.

The Corn Processing segment also includes producing alcohol, amino acids, and other food and animal feed ingredients. It includes activities related to the processing and distribution of formula feeds and animal health and nutrition products. Other Corn Processing products include citric acids and glycols, all of which are used in various food and industrial products. The Corn Processing segment also includes the activities of the Company's Brazilian sugarcane ethanol plant and related operations.

The Company holds interest in Almidones Mexicanos S.A., which operates a wet corn milling plant in Mexico. The Company holds interest in Red Star Yeast Company, LLC, which produces and sells fresh and dry yeast in the United States and Canada.

Oilseeds Processing

The Company's 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 sold by the Company's ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries. Crude vegetable oils produced by the segment's crushing activities are sold and further processed by refining, blending, bleaching and deodorizing into salad oils. Salad oils sold are further processed by hydrogenating and/or interesterifying into margarine, shortening, and other food products. Oilseed protein meals are sold to third-parties to be used as ingredients in commercial livestock and poultry feeds.

In Europe and South America, the Oilseeds Processing segment includes origination and merchandising activities as adjuncts to its oilseeds processing assets. These activities include a network of grain elevators, port facilities and transportation assets used to buy, store, clean, and transport grains and oilseeds. In North America, cottonseed flour is produced and sold primarily to the pharmaceutical industry and cotton cellulose pulp is manufactured and sold to the chemical, paper and filter markets. The Company holds interest in interest in Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), an agribusiness group in Asia, which is engaged 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 Company holds interest in Edible Oils Limited, which is a joint venture between the Company and Princes Limited to procure, package and sells edible oils in the United Kingdom. The Company also formed 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 supplier of agricultural commodity raw materials to Wilmar, Stratas Foods LLC and Edible Oils Limited.

Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

The Company's Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment is engaged in the manufacturing, sales, and distribution of specialty products, including natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, natural health and nutrition products, and other specialty food and feed ingredients. The Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment also includes the activities related to the procurement, processing and distribution of edible beans.

Other

The Other segment includes the operations of the Company's financial business units, related to futures commission and insurance activities. ADM Investor Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, which is a registered futures commission merchant and a clearing member of all principal commodities exchanges in the United States. ADM Investor Services International, Limited, a member of several commodity exchanges and clearing houses in Europe. ADMIS Hong Kong Limited and ADMIS Singapore Pte. Limited, are subsidiaries of the Company offering broker services in Europe and Asia.

Corporate

Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere des Produits Amylaces SA (Luxembourg) and affiliates, in which the Company holds interest, is a joint venture. Luxembourg targets investments in food, feed ingredients and bioproducts businesses.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%
2010 0.0c 0%
2011 17.5c 100%
2012 71.5c 308.6%
2013 81.0c 13.3%
2014 100.0c 23.5%
2015 114.0c 14.0%
2016 122.0c 7.0%
2017 129.5c 6.1%
2018 135.5c 4.6%
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Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
14 Feb 2012 08 Mar 2012 2011 Final Quarterly Paid 17.5c
15 May 2012 07 Jun 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
14 Aug 2012 06 Sep 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
13 Nov 2012 06 Dec 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
15 Feb 2013 13 Mar 2013 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 19c
14 May 2013 06 Jun 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
20 Aug 2013 12 Sep 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
12 Nov 2013 05 Dec 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
18 Feb 2014 13 Mar 2014 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 24c
13 May 2014 05 Jun 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 24c
19 Aug 2014 11 Sep 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 24c
18 Nov 2014 11 Dec 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 24c
12 Feb 2015 10 Mar 2015 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 28c
19 May 2015 11 Jun 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
17 Aug 2015 09 Sep 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
16 Nov 2015 09 Dec 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
11 Feb 2016 08 Mar 2016 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 30c
16 May 2016 08 Jun 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 30c
15 Aug 2016 07 Sep 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 30c
14 Nov 2016 07 Dec 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 30c
16 Feb 2017 14 Mar 2017 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 32c
16 May 2017 08 Jun 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 32c
15 Aug 2017 07 Sep 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 32c
15 Nov 2017 07 Dec 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 32c
16 Feb 2018 13 Mar 2018 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 33.5c
16 May 2018 07 Jun 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 33.5c
15 Aug 2018 06 Sep 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 33.5c
21 Nov 2018 14 Dec 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 33.5c
15 Feb 2019 12 Mar 2019 2018 Final Quarterly Paid 35c
14 May 2019 05 Jun 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 35c
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