CHS Tax Director moves internally

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CHS, a leading energy, grains and foods company, has announced that it has named[private] Josh Blaisdell to the
newly created position of vice president, Corporate Compliance.

“At CHS, stewardship is one of our core values. That means not only giving
back our time, talents and resources, but making certain we operate all of our
businesses with the utmost commitment to the environment, health and safety;
and in compliance with the laws and regulations under which CHS operates,”
said John Johnson, CHS president and chief executive officer. “This new
position consolidates our current efforts under a single leader who can take
our solid record of performance to new levels.”

Blaisdell will lead overall CHS domestic and international compliance and
audit programs, heading a team that includes CHS environmental, health and
safety, business continuity/disaster recovery and internal audit functions.
He will be responsible for corporate compliance and results including
government rules/regulations and development of company policies and
procedures, as well as implementation and maintenance of state-of-the-art
compliance programs, policies and procedures. In addition, his team will be
responsible for audit, training and related activities that promote legal and
ethical conduct. Blaisdell will report to David Kastelic, senior vice
president of the new CHS Legal and Compliance Department, effective Jan. 1,

Blaisdell joined CHS in 1990 and has served as tax director since 1995, with
responsibility for all domestic and international tax-related matters. He
also led the implementation of CHS company-wide Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
program and had responsibility for its ongoing management. He previously
worked for Dyco Petroleum, Minneapolis; served as a tax accountant and was a
commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Blaisdell holds a juris doctor degree
from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
from the University of North Dakota. He is an active member of the National
Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and the Legal, Tax and Accounting
Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.[/private]

CHS Inc. ( is a diversified energy, grains and foods company
committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the
world. A Fortune 200 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and
cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United
States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock feed, food and
food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial
and risk management services. The company operates petroleum
refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand
refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is
listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.

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