A Grain Of Activism At Archer Daniels Midland

It was corporate governance, Dwayne Andreas-style. At the Oct. 19 annual meeting of Archer Daniels Midland Co., the agribusiness giant under investigation for price-fixing, Chairman Andreas shouted down shareholders and ordered the audience microphones turned off. To a pension official who yelled out: "This is telling us a lot about how this company is run," Andreas shot back: "This meeting, sir, runs according to my rules."

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