Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) yesterday announced that Mark A. Bemis was named President, ADM Cocoa. He will assume responsibility for the global cocoa business of ADM and will report to Paul Mulhollem, Senior Vice President, ADM Grain, Oilseeds and Cocoa. Mark will relocate to the Company's headquarters in Decatur, Illinois. Mark joined the Company in 1983 and has previous experience in merchandising management for the Little Rock, Arkansas and Des Moines, Iowa soybean plants. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager, North American Division, ADM Cocoa.

Mark 40, received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics at the University of Illinois in 1983. He is married and has two children.

Additionally, Dennis J. Whalen was named Vice President and General Manager, North American Division, ADM Cocoa. He will relocate to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dennis has been with the Company since 1984 and most recently served as Vice President ADM BioProducts Division.

Dennis, 38, received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Millikin University in 1984. 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, 368 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 http://www.admworld.com.