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): December 11, 2015
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (312) 634-8100
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On December 11, 2015, Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman of the Board of Directors (the Board) of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (the Company), informed the Board that she will retire from the Board, effective January 1, 2016. In connection with her retirement as a director, the Board reduced the size of the Board to twelve members.
On December 11, 2015, the Board elected Juan R. Luciano as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Luciano also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and will remain in that role.
Donald E. Felsinger will remain in his role as Lead Independent Director of the Company.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
99.1 Press Release of the Company, dated December 11, 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: December 11, 2015||By||/s/ D. Cameron Findlay|
|D. Cameron Findlay|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary|
|99.1||Press Release of the Company, dated December 11, 2015||Filed Electronically|