ADM Names D. Cameron Findlay General Counsel

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ADM Names D. Cameron Findlay General Counsel

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYS: ADM) announced today that the board of directors has appointed D. Cameron Findlay senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective July 15, 2013. He will be responsible for the Law, Compliance and Government Relations functions, will be a member of the company's Executive Committee, and will report to ADM Chairman, CEO and President Patricia A. Woertz. He replaces Marschall Smith, who is leaving ADM to enter private practice.

"Cam is a proven leader with exceptional experience managing global legal, regulatory, compliance, and public policy issues," said Woertz. "He brings to ADM an impressive range of experience in business, government and the law, and I am pleased that he is joining our leadership team."

About Cameron Findlay

Findlay joins ADM from Medtronic, Inc., the world's largest medical device manufacturer, where he has served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2009. Prior to joining Medtronic, he was executive vice president and general counsel at Aon Corporation, a global insurance, risk management and human resources firm, from 2003-09. In addition to his time as a general counsel, Findlay has also had a distinguished career in government service, including at the White House as deputy assistant to President George H. W. Bush, at the U.S. Department of Labor as deputy secretary, and at the U.S. Supreme Court as a law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. Findlay has also been a partner in the global law firm now known as Sidley Austin LLP.

Findlay earned a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYS: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 460 crop procurement facilities, and the world's premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit

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