Decatur / IL. (adm) Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced at its 91st Annual Stockholders´ Meeting the election of its board of directors, including new director Francisco Sanchez. Sanchez is senior managing director at PT Capital, a private equity firm focused on responsible investments in the Arctic. He is also the founder and chairman of the board of CNS Global Consulting, a firm focused on international trade and investment. Sanchez served as the undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2010 to 2013. «Francisco brings substantial experience in public policy, international trade and international investment to our Board», said ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. «His expertise will help ADM continue to grow our business outside the U.S.». The Board´s eleven incumbent directors were also re-elected. The directors re-elected are: Alan L. Boeckmann, Mollie Hale Carter, Terrell K. Crews, Pierre Dufour, Donald E. Felsinger, Antonio Maciel Neto, Patrick J. Moore, Thomas F. O´Neill, Daniel Shih, Kelvin R. Westbrook and Patricia A. Woertz.
Cash Dividend Declared
In addition, ADM´s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 0,24 USD per share on the company´s common stock payable June 05, 2014, to Stockholders of record May 15, 2014. This is ADM´s 330th consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 82 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of March 31, 2014, there were 654’892’520 shares of ADM common stock outstanding.