Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Revises GrainCorp Bid to A$12.20/Share

December 3, 2012 7:17 AM EST Send to a Friend
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has delivered to GrainCorp Limited a revised non-binding proposal, with the aim of arriving at an agreement with GrainCorp’s Board of Directors under which they would recommend to GrainCorp shareholders an acquisition by ADM of all of GrainCorp for A$12.20 a share in cash, with shareholders keeping the dividend of A$0.35 announced on Nov. 15.

ADM’s revised non-binding proposal is subject to GrainCorp granting ADM access to conduct confirmatory due diligence, completion of that due diligence satisfactory to the ADM Board, and a recommendation from the GrainCorp Board. ADM is ready to commence due diligence immediately and expeditiously. Any agreement to acquire GrainCorp shares would also be subject to limited conditions which are available at on the company website www.adm.com.

As of Monday evening Sydney time, ADM held an economic interest in a total of 19.9 percent of GrainCorp shares. Since Oct. 18, ADM had held an economic interest in 14.9 percent of GrainCorp, and on Monday evening ADM acquired an additional 5 percent of GrainCorp’s outstanding shares for cash at a price of A$12.20 per share. ADM has received approval from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board to acquire up to 19.9 percent of the shares in GrainCorp.


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