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77 West Wacker Drive

Suite 4600

Chicago, IL 60601

United States

Phone: 312-634-8100


Archer-Daniels-Midland Company engages in processing oilseeds, corn, wheat, and other agricultural commodities. Segments The company operates in Agricultural Services, Corn Processing, Oilseeds Processing, and Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segments. Agricultural Services The 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. Agricultural Services’ grain sourcing, handling, and transportation network provides 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. In May 2015, the company acquired the remaining interests in North Star Shipping and Minmetal, which operate export facilities at the Romanian Port of Constanta on the Black Sea. The company has a 32.2% interest in Pacificor, which owns and operates a grain export elevator in Kalama, WA and a grain export elevator in Portland, OR. The company has a 19.8% interest in GrainCorp Limited that engages in grain receival and handling, transportation, port operations, oilseed processing, malt processing, flour processing, and grain marketing activities. Corn Processing The Corn Processing segment engages in corn wet milling and dry milling activities, utilizing its asset base primarily located in the central part of the United States with additional facilities in China, Bulgaria, and Turkey. This segment converts corn into sweeteners, 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, this segment produces alcohol, amino acids, and other 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. Bioproducts also include essential amino acids, such as lysine and threonine used in swine and poultry diets to optimize performance. The company produces corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distillers’ grains for use as animal feed ingredients. Corn germ, a by-product of the wet milling process, is further processed into vegetable oil and protein meal. This segment also 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. This segment also includes the activities of the company’s Brazilian sugarcane ethanol plant and related operations. In May 2015, the company sold its lactic acid business. In November 2015, the company completed the purchase of the remaining interest in Eaststarch C.V. Almidones Mexicanos S.A., in which the company has a 50% interest, operates a wet corn milling plant in Mexico. Red Star Yeast Company, LLC produces and sells fresh and dry yeast in the United States and Canada. The company has a 40% ownership interest in this joint venture. 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 this segment’s crushing activit


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