DECATUR, Ill./PRNewswire/ — Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced the following senior management changes:

Lewis W. Batchelder, has been elected Senior Vice President. In his new position, Mr. Batchelder will be responsible for the Company’s global grain business and extensive transportation network. Mr. Batchelder, 56, has been with ADM since 1972 and has held various commodity trading and management positions, most recently Group Vice President, Grain Merchandising. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics from Oregon State University in 1966 and a Master of Science degree in agriculture economics from the University of Maryland in 1971.

William H. Camp has been elected Senior Vice President. In his new position he will be responsible for the Company’s global oilseeds and cocoa operations. Mr. Camp, 52, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in 1977 and has been an ADM employee since 1985. Since joining ADM, Mr. Camp has held several management positions in merchandising, transportation and oilseed processing, most recently heading the Company’s North American Oilseed Processing Division.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM – news) is a world leader in agricultural processing. The company is one of the world’s largest processors 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 specialty food ingredients, bioproducts 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 .

SOURCE: Archer Daniels Midland Company

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