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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

9/22/2005 Proxy Information

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Company retained the services of the law firm of Ogilvy Renault of which M. Brian Mulroney, a Director of the Company, is the senior partner. The Company may continue to retain the services of, and refer specific matters to, this firm during the next fiscal year.

During the last fiscal year, a member of the immediate family of O. G. Webb, a Director of the Company, was indebted to Hickory Point Bank & Trust, fsb (“HPB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, pursuant to a home loan and a home equity line of credit and J. Kevin Burgard, an executive officer of the Company, was indebted to HPB pursuant to a commercial loan and a home loan. Each of the loans described in this paragraph was made in the ordinary course of HPB’s business on substantially the same terms, including interest rate and collateral, as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with wholly-unrelated parties and did not involve an unacceptable risk of collectibility.

The son and son-in-law of O. G. Webb, a Director of the Company, and the brother and brother-in-law of M. H. Carter, a Director of the Company, are employed by the Company in non-executive officer positions. The son of William H. Camp, an executive officer of the Company and the son of Kenneth A. Robinson, an executive officer of the Company, are employed by the Company in non-executive officer positions. The brother-in-law of Craig A. Fischer, an executive officer of the Company, is employed by the Company in a non-executive officer position. The annual salary of each of the employees described in this paragraph is between $60,000 and $250,000.

During the portion of the last fiscal year prior to October 31, 2004, HPB retained the services of the investment banking firm of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. of which Thomas F. O’Neill, a Director of the Company, is a principal. HPB did not retain the services of this firm for periods beginning after October 31, 2004.

9/22/2004 Proxy Information

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, the Company retained the services of the law firm of Ogilvy Renault of which M. Brian Mulroney, a director of the Company, is the senior partner. The Company may continue to retain the services of, and refer specific matters to, this firm during the next fiscal year.

During the last fiscal year, two trusts in which G. Allen Andreas, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company is one of three trustees, were indebted to Hickory Point Bank & Trust fsb (“HPB”). The largest aggregate amount outstanding during such fiscal year was $1,183,106. HPB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Such indebtedness arose from guaranties by such trusts of HPB’s loans to a company owned by two stepsons of a deceased first cousin of Mr. Andreas, each the beneficiary of one of the trusts. Mr. Andreas had no involvement in or knowledge of the loans or the guaranties by the trusts at the time of the transaction. Such loans were made in the ordinary course of HPB’s business on substantially the same terms as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with wholly-unrelated parties and did not involve an unacceptable risk of collectibility. This indebtedness bore interest at a variable rate per annum equal to the prime rate of interest plus 1/2% with a default rate equal to the prime rate of interest plus 2.5%. Such indebtedness including principal, interest, fees and expenses, was repaid in full on June 18, 2004.

During the last fiscal year, a member of the immediate family of O. G. Webb, a Director of the Company, was indebted to HPB pursuant to a home loan, bearing interest at a rate of 6.5% per annum, and a home equity line of credit, bearing interest at a rate of 4.5% per annum. The largest amounts outstanding during such fiscal year were $220,949 and $28,296, respectively, and the amounts outstanding as of August 16, 2004, were $210,068 and $25,512, respectively. Such loans were made in the ordinary course of HPB’s business on substantially the same terms, including interest rates and collateral, as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with wholly-unrelated parties and did not involve an unacceptable risk of collectibility.

During the last fiscal year, HPB retained the services of the investment banking firm of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. of which Thomas F. O’Neill, a director nominee, is a principal. The Company does not expect that HPB will retain the services of this firm for periods beginning after October 31, 2004.

9/22/2003 Proxy Information

G. Allen Andreas and Sandra Andreas McMurtrie are cousins. Mollie Hale Carter is a niece of J. K. Vanier.

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, the Company retained the services of the law firm of Ogilvy Renault of which M. Brian Mulroney, a director of the Company, is the senior partner. The Company may continue to retain the services of, and refer specific matters to, this firm during the next fiscal year.

On November 14, 2002, the Company purchased 1,657,025 shares of the Company’s Common Stock from David Mimran, a director of the Company, at a price of $13.71 per share, the then current market price at the time of the transaction.

During the last fiscal year, two trusts in which G. Allen Andreas, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company is one of three trustees, were indebted to Hickory Point Bank & Trust fsb (“HPB”). The largest aggregate amount outstanding during such fiscal year was $1,100,925 and the amount outstanding as of September 12, 2003 was $1,111,997. HPB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Such indebtedness arose from guaranties by such trusts of HPB’s loans to a company owned by two stepsons of a deceased first cousin of Mr. Andreas, each the beneficiary of one of the trusts. Mr. Andreas had no involvement in or knowledge of the loans or the guaranties by the trusts at the time of the transaction. Such loans were made in the ordinary course of HPB’s business on substantially the same terms as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with wholly-unrelated parties and did not involve an unacceptable risk of collectibility. This indebtedness bears interest at a variable rate per annum equal to the prime rate of interest plus 1/2% with a default rate equal to the prime rate of interest plus 2.5%. As of the date of this Proxy Statement, the loans are in arrears and remain outstanding. HPB is pursuing normal collection actions in accordance with its policy.