SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 5, 2015
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (312) 634-8100
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|Item 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
On November 5, 2015, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (the Company) approved an amendment to the Companys Bylaws effective as of that date (the Amendment). The Amendment added a new Section 1.15, which permits an eligible stockholder, or an eligible group of up to 20 stockholders, owning continuously for at least three years shares of the Company representing an aggregate of at least three percent of the voting power entitled to vote in the election of directors, to nominate and include in the Companys annual meeting proxy materials directors constituting up to 20 percent of the Board. Such nominations are subject to certain eligibility, procedural, and disclosure requirements set forth in Section 1.15, including the requirement that the Company must receive notice of such nominations between 150 and 120 calendar days prior to the anniversary date of the prior years annual proxy materials mailing, except as otherwise provided in Section 1.15.
The Bylaws, as amended through November 5, 2015, are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3(ii).
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3(ii)||Bylaws of the Company, as amended through November 5, 2015.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 6, 2015||By|
|D. Cameron Findlay|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary|
|3(ii)||Bylaws of the Company, as amended through November 5, 2015.||Filed Electronically|