Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 21, 2014






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-44   41-0129150

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


4666 Faries Parkway

Decatur, Illinois

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (217) 424-5200

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Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On March 21, 2014, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (“ADM”), as performance undertaking provider; ADM Ireland Receivables Company Limited, a bankruptcy-remote indirect subsidiary of ADM organized under the laws of Ireland (“ADM Receivables Ireland”); ADM International Sàrl, an indirect subsidiary of ADM organized under the laws of Switzerland (“ADM International”), as master servicer; certain conduit and committed purchasers (the “Purchasers”); certain purchaser agents; SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., as administrative agent; BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Limited, as security trustee; and certain other subsidiaries of ADM, as equity owners of ADM Receivables Ireland, entered into a Receivables Transfer Agreement.

The Receivables Transfer Agreement and related transaction documents provide a receivables securitization facility under which ADM International and certain other members of the ADM consolidated group engaged in business outside the United States of America (the “Originators”) may obtain funding against certain of their accounts receivable (the “Receivables”). The securitization facility initially provides up to €280 million, or the equivalent of that amount in U.S. dollars or certain other currencies, of funding. If additional members of the ADM consolidated group join the facility, the aggregate funding amount may increase.

Under the securitization facility, the Originators sell the Receivables to ADM Receivables Ireland, which in turn may obtain funding from time to time from the Purchasers by requesting an incremental investment in the Receivables. Upon the initial investment, ADM Receivables Ireland transfers its interests in the Receivables to the Purchasers, in exchange for amounts funded by the Purchasers in cash together with a deferred purchase price payment obligation payable from collections of Receivables. Thereafter, interests in newly originated Receivables are generally transferred to the Purchasers on a daily basis. Collections of Receivables, after certain amounts are set aside for payment of “yield” and fees related to the facility, generally are transferred to ADM Receivables Ireland in reduction of the deferred payment obligation and, in turn, to ADM International and the other Originators in reduction of ADM Receivables Ireland’s deferred obligation to pay the purchase price for the Receivables. In addition, collections will be applied, on a priority basis pursuant to the terms of the Receivables Transfer Agreement, to reduce incremental investments funded by the Purchasers, from time to time at the request of ADM Receivables Ireland or upon termination of the securitization facility. The facility is subject to reserve requirements and termination events that are customary for such a facility.

Receivable balances related to this receivables securitization facility have previously been reported as trade receivables in ADM’s consolidated balance sheets. When funding is obtained under the facility, those receivable balances generally will no longer be reported as trade receivables in ADM’s consolidated balance sheets.

The facility will terminate on March 20, 2015 unless extended by the parties.


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: March 27, 2014     By  

/s/ D. Cameron Findlay


D. Cameron Findlay

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary