Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) yesterday announced that Mark L. Kolkhorst has been named Vice President, ADM BioProducts Division.

Mark has been with the Company since 1986. He has held various positions in grain merchandising and was Vice President of both ADM/GROWMARK and Tabor Grain. Most recently he served as North American Sales Manager of ADM BioProducts Division.

Mark, 37, received a Bachelor of Science degree in agri-business from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in 1986. He is married and has two children.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing. The Company is one of the world's largest processor 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 food additives and nutraceuticals (such as Vitamin E and sterols). Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 22,000 employees, 275 processing plants, and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2001 of $20.1 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's web site at