Cunningham to lead CHS Enterprise Strategy

                  Cunningham to lead CHS Enterprise Strategy

PR Newswire

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 11, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a
leading farmer-owned energy, grains and foods company, today named Shirley
Cunningham executive vice president, Enterprise Strategy, effective April 22,

Cunningham, who most recently was chief information officer for Monsanto
Company, will lead CHS enterprise strategy functions including information
technology, human resources, planning and enterprise strategy, and enterprise
marketing and communications. Cunningham will be a member of the CHS senior
leadership team and report to CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Carl

In announcing Cunningham's new role at CHS, Casale said, "Shirley brings a
wealth of experience and knowledge in leading and delivering enterprise-wide
business initiatives. As CHS continues to develop and execute strategies for
growth on behalf of our owners, leveraging the CHS enterprise across all of
our businesses will be key to our success."

Cunningham has more than 25 years experience in information technology and
business management including leading global IT operations, acquisitions, IT
research and development, strategic planning and enterprise initiatives. She
was also responsible for developing and executing Monsanto's quality oils
strategy. In addition to broad business expertise, Cunningham has extensive
global experience, having led Europe, Middle East and Africa IT operations for
Monsanto. She also held leadership positions with several companies in the
United Kingdom.

She holds a master's of business administration degree from Washington
University, St. Louis, Mo., and serves on several boards including Washington
University School of Engineering, the AT & T advisory board and the St. Louis
children's museum, The Magic House.

CHS Inc. ( is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers,
ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy,
grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and
other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global
operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain
marketing services, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with
business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management
services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and
manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex^® brand refined fuels, lubricants,
propane and renewable energy products.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on
management's current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in
the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to
publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or
circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially
affect management's estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual
report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2012, which can be found
on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site ( or on the CHS
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